This paper examines the carbon impact of double-skin facades in office buildings in the UK context. It establishes the initial carbon cost of double-skin facades through increased material quantities, and outlines the timeframe within which these are offset through reduced heating, cooling and ventilation requirements during operation. The paper also examines the role aluminium and recycled materials play in reducing the carbon impact of the facade.
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