Leaders in Building Enclosure Consulting
Building envelope consulting, including thermal envelope consulting, is one of Hasenstab’s core competencies. Since the building envelope is typically one of the most considered elements of a project, our team has to keep a keen eye on this component throughout the architectural design process.
Today’s buildings consist of many different systems that literally push (or pull) the building envelope in terms of environmental performance. Due to the great demands that we are putting on our building envelopes, thermal enclosure consulting has emerged as an essential service for architecture and construction firms. Hasenstab’s team includes specialists in this area for projects that require a high level of attention to the building envelope.
These consulting services involve monitoring and confirming building performance as it relates to environmental factors. The level of consulting is developed in partnership with the project owner and can range from a simple review and evaluation of an architect’s enclosure design to very intensive pre- and post-installed systems testing, continuous installation observations and reporting.
Building use often plays an important role in determining the level of thermal envelope consulting that is necessary. For instance, a simple unconditioned warehouse would not be a candidate, but hospitals, museums, laboratories, aquatic centers, or any other facilities that require a stable indoor building environment or constant temperature, are candidates. Humidity sensitive materials, equipment and patient care centers are also prime candidates for building enclosure consulting.
Our broader view of a building envelope — the roofing, cladding, glazing, environmental systems, and waterproofing — allows us to make minor or major adjustments to design based on the preferences of the owner, the intended use of the building, and available materials and systems. Our goal is to prevent issues such as water penetration, unintended air transfer and poor vapor diffusion.
Hasenstab provides additional thermal envelope consulting services as requested to ensure that the project, whether it is new construction or a renovation of an existing facility, will perform as expected and last for many years to come.
Hasenstab Architects specializes in the design, construction, commissioning, and maintenance of building enclosures. If you’re seeking a thermal envelope consultant, give us a call, email us or contact us online.