Advanced building envelopes, Rating multi-criteria assemblies

The objective of this study is to rate various envelope typologies according to criteria of most consequence to the participants of the Sustainable Housing Foundation’s Envelope Challenge. The study will create a framework for rating envelopes in a multi-criteria format. Analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of advanced envelope assemblies in terms of thermal resistance, moisture transfer, durability, construction costs, environmental impact, air tightness and ease of construction will provide builders with guidance in developing durable, affordable and healthy housing. 

Richard Roos
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Mark Gorgolewski