The goal of the Building Performance Knowledge Community (BPKC) is to promote architects as leaders in the application of technical design for building performance; in the use of high-performance design criteria, codes, and standards; and in programming, designing and managing building performance. To advance, disseminate, and advocate—to the architecture profession, AIA members, building owners, the construction industry, the academy, and the public—design practices that create buildings that are healthy, energy efficient, and durable.
Thanks for the message about the start of the Details Forum. What a great idea. And an excellent example as the inaugural article about parapet thermal performance. Thanks to Payette for sharing their research and analysis. Very thoughtful way to address a common issue. We have had concerns about building a parapet on top insulation, perhaps crushing the insulation material and reducing its effectiveness. However, the simple approach of inserting insulation within the framing at the level of the roof insulation is a good approach. Thanks, again.
Thank you, Bill. William J. DeVos, AIA Senior Architect APD Engineering & Architecture, PLLC 615 Fishers Run, Victor, New York 14564 T: 585.484.1302 ǀ M: 585.435.0364