Announcements 03.31.2022

Thermally Broken Balconies Report: Alternative Strategies for Low Carbon Buildings

Thermally Broken Balconies Report

Despite efforts made to improve energy efficiency and thermal performance of buildings, the balcony connection often remains an unchallenged source of heat loss as a result of thermal bridging through the building envelope in the North American context.

The Thermally Broken Balconies: Alternative Strategies for Low Carbon Buildings report identifies opportunities to further our practice towards the delivery of healthy, efficient, low carbon buildings by understanding the impact of thermal bridging on the overall building performance. Through an overview of the key issues, a comparative analysis of alternative balcony connections, and a project case study, the report aims to arm architects and designers with the knowledge required to advance and advocate for alternative balcony design solutions.

Perkins&Will is proud to publish this report with support from RDH Building Science and funding from BC Housing through the Building Excellence Research & Education Grants Program.

Click here to view and download the full report.