Carbon Solutions: Research Behind Re-Cladding Tall Buildings

Session: Track B: Technology and the Next Generation Façades

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Jeppe Hundevad
Regional Director for North America, Lindner Fassaden GmbH
Frankfurt am Main

This presentation will cover the current research of Re Cladding Technology for existing skyscrapers, in particular Lindners collaboration with Brunkeberg Logistic Systems. It will go over the current building stock in the United States and estimations of energy use of a typical building envelope performance as well as the carbon footprint. Possible recladding scenarios have the potential to gain carbon savings compared to investments in new materials, as well as cost savings. When considering the needs for recladding, there are variables to be accounted for including: management of existing tenant needs; waste removal or re-use; and logistics and weather protection.

Lindners collaboration with Brunkeberg and the New Rotterdam Technical Facility (RTF) is currently researching various scenarios and Re Clad technology. This includes removing old wall elements, weather protection systems, the integration of logistics for extended interior renovations and interior space requirements. A vision for the future of high-rises and sustainability is to systemize the recladding of older buildings that will provide a future-proof, cost-effective solutions.