The demise of all-glass building facade? David Baggs, Australian architect, sustainability consultant & integrative design facilitator, states why he thinks this will occur.

‘There is no doubt that glass is an essential component of building facades, and it’s very good at doing certain things, such as letting daylight and solar radiation in and keeping wind and rain out.

However, conventional glass performs terribly when it comes to controlling heat gain and loss and keeping bodies comfortable against temperature extremes…..’

Baggs goes on to explain why even thermally treated, highly insulated glass or double glazing, can never by themselves, do the job of controlling internal temperatures to suit the occupants of a building.

To read David Baggs’ article on the Sourceable website, go to :



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