Tuesday, December 11, 2012
This is a clip from a 1982 article that ran in On Target, the on-base newspaper at the Newark Air Force Base. The facilities folks at NAFB had decided to take their then 30-year old building and "re skin" it.
It may have, in theory, looked better. It was thought, in theory, to save energy.
It's questionable in both cases. Bad idea.
Today, we have a building that when the windows fog up not only do the windows that you can see fog up but the ones that were so kindly left behind the new skin do too. The build up of condensation is a twice-a-year or more seasonal hassle.
I could go on and on.
So, don't do this. Ever.