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self sufficiency, carbon footprint and design. But
few manage to address so many aspects in a single
system, making SAF® a truly remarkable and
sustainable system. Above all, however, is the long
lasting beauty of the natural wood protected behind
the glass.

FIGURE 9: SAF® E3 TRIPLE PERFORMANCE, 1) STORING ENERGY IN MASS FOR
THERMAL COMFORT, 2) PRODUCING ELECTRICITY THROUGH INTEGRATED PV
CELLS AND 3) EXTRACTING WASTE HEAT FROM THE AIR GAP FOR ACTIVE HEATING
THROUGH A HEAT PUMP.

low-income multi residential housing project in
Geneva. A twelve-story building is currently in the
design phase.
The glass and wood together compose a
rear-vented system that is about 2.5 inches
deep. While some condensation may occur, it
evaporates shortly after daybreak. The system is
designed to keep water from driving rain out. Due
to its depth and the component glass, the system is
less malleable than other cladding systems, which
poses some restrictions on designing buildings with
lots of angles and architectural protrusions. The
system clearly favors a more modern architectural
design with simple geometric volumes and
larger surfaces.
CONCLUSION
There are many innovative concepts and
solutions out there that respond to certain needs
or climate zone of a building, such as building
ecology, energy and material efficiency, energy

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Eric Nelson, a former marine scientist and now
architect and building energy consultant, was born
and raised in Switzerland. He studied Marine Science
in the United States, but after graduating and
working for the US Geological Survey he realized that
he wanted have a greater impact on his immediate
environment. He became an architect so he could
help shape the world. Finding little awareness of
sustainable building practices in the States, he
returned to Switzerland to join some pioneers in
solar architecture and learn about new solutions and
methods to lower the energy demand of buildings,
increase energy efficiency and minimize the carbon
footprint. He now runs an architecture and energy
consulting firm (www.nelsonarchitech.com) and is
building a business to transfer that knowledge and
technology from Switzerland to North America. His
firm owns the exclusive rights to market and distribute
the SAF system in the U.S.
BUSINESS MEMBER
ABOUT THE PEER REVIEWER
Jenna Ide (LEED AP, AICP, BOC) is currently the
Director of Capital Improvements & Municipal
Operations for Salem, MA. She was previously the
Director of Energy & Sustainability for Massachusetts
(DCAMM), where for 15 years she managed more than
700 energy and sustainability projects worth more than
$450M. She has worked regulating large power projects
and in outreach for environmental non-profits. Jenna,
an avid outdoor recreationalist, also enjoys art, reading
and food. Jenna lives in Salem with her family where she
volunteers locally. She also serves on the NESEA Board
of Directors.
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From the Executive Director: A strategic plan for emerging professionals.
From the Board Chair: Taking flight into new territory.
What is Strategic Electrification? Simply Put, It’s an Energy Transformation: A core pathway to deep carbon reduction.
Better Steam Heat: Generating steam system upgrades in New York City.
Going All the Way:What it will really take to achieve net zero energy in Burlington, VT.
Are You Forging the Weakest Link?: A deeper dive into how the quest for resilience alters the design process.
Air Quality in Your Bedroom: Nighttime Carbon Dioxide Levels in the Bedrooms of 22 Vermont Homes: Can occupants of leaky houses breathe easy in their sleep?
Inclusive Diversity Key to Sustainability: Opinion: Sustainability planning must embrace diversity.
BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines: An interview with Jonathan Orpin.
High Performance Walls: Discover an alternative to traditional insulation methods that can reach superior insulation performance with thinner walls.
SAF®– A Solar Faade to Stay?: A technical overview of the newest attachment systems in the low-energy construction market.
NESEA Green Pages: This premier resource for sustainability professionals in the Northeast and beyond is just a few pages away. To have your business listed in next year’s Green Pages and become a NESEA business member today, visit nesea.org/join.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - From the Executive Director: A strategic plan for emerging professionals.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - From the Board Chair: Taking flight into new territory.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - What is Strategic Electrification? Simply Put, It’s an Energy Transformation: A core pathway to deep carbon reduction.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - Better Steam Heat: Generating steam system upgrades in New York City.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - Going All the Way:What it will really take to achieve net zero energy in Burlington, VT.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - Are You Forging the Weakest Link?: A deeper dive into how the quest for resilience alters the design process.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - Air Quality in Your Bedroom: Nighttime Carbon Dioxide Levels in the Bedrooms of 22 Vermont Homes: Can occupants of leaky houses breathe easy in their sleep?
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - Inclusive Diversity Key to Sustainability: Opinion: Sustainability planning must embrace diversity.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines: An interview with Jonathan Orpin.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - High Performance Walls: Discover an alternative to traditional insulation methods that can reach superior insulation performance with thinner walls.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - SAF®– A Solar Faade to Stay?: A technical overview of the newest attachment systems in the low-energy construction market.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - NESEA Green Pages: This premier resource for sustainability professionals in the Northeast and beyond is just a few pages away. To have your business listed in next year’s Green Pages and become a NESEA business member today, visit nesea.org/join.
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