How to break the inefficient glass condo mould - The Globe and Mail

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Principal Richard Witt was interviewed by John Lorinc for this Globe and Mail article that looks at alternatives to the energy-inefficient window wall model often used in condominium tower design. The amount of glass used to clad large buildings affects heating and cooling costs, and Jane and Rutherford is used in this feature to explain how window-to-wall ratios factor in the energy performance of a building. While many glass towers have window-to-wall ratios of 90%, Jane and Rutherford's ratio is 43%.

Click here to read the full article and learn more about other technical interventions for designing sustainable buildings.