Hey All, Im creating this thread to share some of the information, and hopefully gain some information on dual skin walls. Dual skin walls are a fairly new advancement in facade design in North America, however they are more common in Europe. The first dual skin facade in North America was the Occidental Chemical Center (Hooker Building) in Niagara Falls, New York, in 1980. Since then, the desire for dual skin facades has nearly been non existent. Jump forward 30+ years, and we find ourselves in the era of green buildings and construction. The desire for dual skin walls is becoming more prominent in NA, and as mentioned has already arrived in the EU. The literature on DSF's is tough to sift through. Many attempts have been made to construct dual skin walls, but without adequate modelling software, and education on integration, many problems can be experienced. This is evident with the aforementioned Hoover building. The Hoover building has experienced many problems, which in my opinion, are due to failed maintenance and lack of technology/ knowledge on the many variables that need to be considered while designing a DSF. This is not to downplay the engineers and designers for the Hoover building, its just that the information and technology was not there 30 years ago. I will attach the article which I'm referencing. Now that the technology, and drive for DSF's is there, a wave of opportunities and research is beginning to form. Its a very exciting concept, and right now the sky is the limit. Hopefully we can all gain and share some knowledge on the subject, and get closer to DSF's reaching their full potential.