“Buildings represent the largest energy-consuming sector in the economy, with over one-third of all energy and half of global electricity consumed there. As a result, they are also responsible for approximately one-third of global carbon emissions. With improvements in economic development and living standards expected to increase as the planet’s population grows by 2.5 billion by 2050, energy use in the building sector is also set to rise sharply, placing additional pressure on the energy system.” (IEA: Transition to Sustainable Buildings)
“Additional investment needed to transform the energy and emissions profile of buildings is estimated at USD 12 trillion in the period to 2050. The fuel cost savings resulting from these investments would more than offset the additional investment costs.” (IEA: Transition to Sustainable Buildings)
“Energy consumption and emissions reduction in the buildings sector are vital to any long-term strategy to curb carbon intensity. With more than half the current global building stock expected to still be standing in 2050, and considering that buildings can last for over 100 years, actions cannot be limited to tighter controls on new constructions.” (IEA: Transition to Sustainable Buildings)
Something has to be done in regards to building performance to decrease our energy usage and reduce our ever expanding carbon footprint.
FrēMarq Innovations started 3 years ago by taking a holistic approach to curtain wall framing design. Our mission was to provide the best sustainable curtain wall, unitized curtain wall, window wall framing for new construction and retrofits; reduce the energy use on buildings, provide flexibility and design freedom to architects and provide the best possible return on investment to building owners.
We had several goals in mind as we went through the design and development process.
- Have an impact in reducing a buildings carbon emissions/greenhouse gases
- Thermal performance that would allow more design options for daylighting in buildings
- Use product designs that architects are familiar with for ease of integration in a project
- Accommodate various infill thicknesses needed to achieve desired thermal performance levels
- Reach dew point numbers that would eliminated condensation on interior framing
- Make the curtain wall system cost effective with what is currently offered in the market place
- Increase ROI for the building owner
- Provide an increase in occupant comfort and wellbeing.
- Help architects/owners achieve LEED, The 2030 Challenge, Federal Government 2030 Building Initiative, The Living Building Challenge, Net-Zero…