This report is the first in a series of reports forming part of a joint project between the National Research Council Canada (NRC) – Construction and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Program of Energy Research and Development (PERD) on “High Performance Roofing and Walls Technologies” (A1- 002844). The project aligns with the NRCan and NRC-Construction research priorities, addressing the thermal performance of commercial curtain wall systems, a widely used building envelope technology.
This report is a deliverable of Task 1: Curtain Walls Literature Review. In this report, a literature review was conducted to identify existing knowledge in the area of commercial curtain wall assemblies, including installation methods and state-of-the-art technologies, essential in guiding improvements in the thermal performance of building envelopes. This report focuses mainly on design considerations with respect to the curtain walls thermal performance, and summarizes information from academic publications, relevant sector/industry guides and standards, and selected commercial sources.
National Research Council of Canada. Construction
Client Report (National Research Council of Canada. Construction), no. A1–002844-01 (9 June 2015).