Belanger Engineering > Building Systems and Engineering Blog > The Benefits of Adding Building Envelopes to Your Property

Building Envelopes in Toronto, OntarioBuilding envelopes are an innovative method of making your building more environmentally-friendly and comfortable for everyone inside. When properly designed, these envelopes also help resist condensation, protecting your building structure. Here is a brief overview of some of the key benefits building envelopes offer:

  • Reduce Structural Damage —Building envelopes are able to resist water penetration along with condensation that could affect the walls of your property. Since either of these issues could cause mold or damage to the structural components of your, building, a building envelope reduces this risk.
  • Improved Energy Efficiency —One of the biggest reasons why Canadian businesses choose to incorporate building envelopes is for efficiency. The envelope resists all types of weather, including cold air and hot or humid weather. In the summer, this means that you have to spend less money on keeping your building cool with air conditioning. In the winter, you save on heating bills. When the envelope is properly engineered, these savings can be significant, helping to pay for the building in a short amount of time. This energy efficiency not only helps you save money, but also reduces your company’s impact on the environment.

Bring in New Clients – Many people today put a high emphasis on being environmentally friendly, and many consumers tend to choose brands or companies with ecofriendly practices. If your potential clients know you use efficient practices, like installing a building envelope, they may be more likely to choose your company over the competition.