High-Performance Facades: DC Water Headquarters

As part of Architectural Record's Continuing Education series, writer Michael Cockram discusses how new tools and approaches are fine-tuning facades to be ever-more energy efficient and improve the interior conditions of the building. He features SmithGroup-designed DC Water Headquarters building detailing the high-tech analytical tools that were used to analyze and design the building's unique sinuous facade, and how that facade contributes to a larger strategy of innovative sustainable technologies in the building.