Greater Vision: Alternate Window Materials in Commercial Buildings
Building performance is affected by wind and water pressures — high-performance windows are chosen through the application of best practice calculations.
After reading this article, you will be able to:
1. Identify the impacts of wind and water on building performance in different locations
in the United States.
2. Assess the specification criteria for wind and water performance in buildings and the
impact on window performance values.
3. Explain performance value information to manufacturers to supply windows for
buildings with different design requirements.