Fabric First Approach
‘Fabric first’ approach to new building design, ensuring all elements of the building are insulated to a high standard and are airtight, reducing both the need for heating and carbon emissions. In retrofit projects look at the building as a whole, applying the ‘fabric first’ approach but recognising the need for breathability in traditional construction.
Why the contribution is important
Focusing on the building fabric is generally considered to be more sustainable than relying on energy saving products, or renewable technologies, which can be expensive and may or may not be used efficiently by occupants.
by AHA on February 12, 2021 at 04:23PM