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Windows are among the most desirable features of most building types, welcoming in natural light, linking to the outdoors, and serving as an attractive aesthetic. Along with doors, however, windows raise concerns with regard to the energy effi ciency of the building enclosure. This free AIA/CES course from Building Design+Construction covers the latest in envelope and fenestration systems, as well as daylighting and passive solar design.
What you will learn
After reading this article, you should be able to:
• Discuss how modeling and other design studies can be used to ensure more efficient envelope and fenestration systems.
• Understand how choices in doors and windows affect such variables as lighting, heating, and occupant experience.
• List the comparative benefits of specific approaches to daylighting and passive solar design.
• Explain how architectural technologies contribute to the success of daylighting strategies.
Take this free AIA course at:
http://www.bdcuniversity.com/windows-doors-daylighting-passive-solar-and-energy-modeling?courseid=1576 (short registration required)