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New guide for skylight selection, daylighting design released

Free Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance document now available.

January 25, 2021 |

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The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released a new document for guidance in selecting skylights and on designing daylighting features.

AAMA SKY-3-20, Skylight Selection and Daylighting Design Guide including Unit Skylights, Tubular Daylight Devices (TDD) and Sloped Glazing, was developed in 2020. The 51-page document is now available as a complimentary download.

“This document is intended to assist the user in understanding the nature of fenestration products and systems which provide features and performance characteristics necessary for effective use on sloped or horizontal building envelope surfaces,” said John Westerfield (CrystaLite), chair of the FGIA Skylight Sloped Glazing Marketing Committee, in a news release.

The new guide is part of a suite of documents to assist with the proper design, selection, specification, and use of skylights. Other skylight documents from FGIA include:

• AAMA PSSG, Selection and Application Guide for Plastic Glazed Skylights and Sloped Glazing

• AAMA 1607, Voluntary Installation Guidelines for Unit Skylights

• TIR-A7, Sloped Glazing Guidelines

• AAMA SSGPG-1, Structural Silicone Glazing (SSG) Design Guidelines

• AAMA GDSG-1, Glass Design for Sloped Glazing and Skylights

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