Ventilated façade systems can significantly improve the energy efficiency of a building by improving thermal comfort and reducing the reliance of HVAC systems, whilst improving the acoustic performance of the façade.

Also known as double-skin facades or rain-screens, ventilated façade systems can also assist in protecting buildings against the combine action of wind and rain by counterbalancing the effects of water beating on walls and keeping the building dry.

A new white paper from industry leaders in innovative cladding solutions, INNOWOOD Australia, provides architects and designers with an introduction to the use of ventilated façade systems in modern design.

To understand the potential benefits of a ventilated façade it is important to understand the fundamental concepts behind the system.

The paper explores the four key elements that make up the design and construction of an effective ventilated façade system - load bearing walls, fixing systems, ventilation cavities and façade panels – and how they work together to create a system which provides thermal, acoustic and structural benefits for buildings.

While these systems have been used and the benefits realised consistently throughout North American and Europe for decades, there has remained an uncertainty surrounding the suitability and potential benefits for Australian conditions.

The paper goes on to discuss potential benefits of the system in warmer climates, and the changing opinion towards the use of ventilated façade systems in Australia conditions.

Click here to download the free white paper ‘An Introduction to: Ventilated Façade Systems in Modern Design’.

INNOWOOD Australia in partnership with market leaders in the international façade industry Allface Smart Fixing Systems provide complete ventilated façade solution designed for Australian buildings.