After reading this article, you should be able to:
- Discuss energy efficiency in commercial buildings and initiatives to reduce energy consumption to save costs and support occupant health.
- Evaluate the performance of aluminum window, storefront, and curtain wall fenestration systems in the building envelope through the application of structural thermal barriers and high-performance glazing.
- Investigate performance and health and comfort-related topics in aluminum fenestration systems including material sustainability, thermal and structural performance, noise abatement and condensation resistance.
- Observe a range of fenestration product types, measured performance outcomes, energy-savings, LEED and PassiveHouse contribution through the use of multiple case studies.