CBE Facade Map Beta

Supporting the adoption of advanced facade design strategies and technologies

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This online tool was created to allow users to explore design strategies, technologies and features of buildings with advanced, high-performance facades. The project team has sought out examples that demonstrate best practices in terms of performance as well as architectural expression and technological innovation. We have identified six general design strategies that form the basis for inclusion on the map, and many projects demonstrate multiple approaches:

  • Daylight Control
  • Solar Control
  • Natural Ventilation
  • Noise Control
  • Low Embodied Carbon
  • Energy Generation
  • Innovative Insulation System

The facade map is produced by UC Berkeley’s Center for the Built Environment (CBE). More background about the project is here. If you would like to suggest a project for inclusion, please email us at facademap@berkeley.edu.