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LUNCH9 - Livable, Sustainable Balconies

23 May 2018 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

1.5 ConEd Learning Hours

The condo balcony is one of the most under-used spaces in a condominium – and yet it is the space with the most potential to improve the quality of life of the resident and contribute to a sustainable, low-maintenance building envelope. This presentation will explore the benefits of balcony glazing systems that create a protected non-thermal space on the balcony without adding to the gross floor area. We will discuss the livability and sustainability of these systems in relation to both new developments and retrofitted buildings, using research data and real-life examples to demonstrate how condo balconies can be transformed comfortable, usable, and low-maintenance outdoor living spaces.