This course examines the difference between universal design and accessibility required by law, and lists the types of people of varied abilities who benefit from universal design, particularly as it applies to homes. We then take a look at the 7 Principles of Universal Design, as developed by the North Carolina State Universityâ€™s College of Design, and explore examples of each, from windows set low enough to offer views to a person in a wheelchair, to sliding doors that open with a touch to accommodate those with arthritis or other challenges. Finally, we look at the business side of universal design and discussing the principles with clients.
Daylighting Inside and Out: Unconventional Ways to Bring More Natural Light Into and Throughout a Building
Exposure to natural light is beneficial for building occupants on many levels. We all know it intuitively and we feel better in interior spaces with natural light. Plus, studies conclusively demonstrate measurable benefits for health, moods, learning, and productivity.
The time-honored method for allowing natural light into a building is, of course, through windows. However, there are many more strategies for bringing natural light into and throughout a building. This course explores the sometimes-overlooked strategies for the flow of natural light into and throughout a building, including light tubes in closets, French doors in interiors, natural-light-flooded stairwells, sliding glass walls, and more.
The Milgard Energy Calculator provides a quick and easy way to help you select windows and doors that can meet local energy codes and project requirements.
The tool gives you the flexibility to select the required ENERGY STARÂ® zone, u-factor, SHGC or VT, and determine which Milgard window and door products meet the selected requirements.
Jeff Cain speaks from the 2015 PCBC show on the features and benefits of the Essence SeriesÂ® Patio Door, focusing on the beauty of the door and its smooth quiet operation during the demonstration.
A quick glance at why Milgard is an award-winning manufacturer of windows and doors. Milgard's expansive portfolio of unique, valued solutions meet the needs of contractors and homeowners alike.
Milgard has been manufacturing fiberglass windows and doors for over 20 years and our experience shows. Our products are the ultimate choice for new construction and remodeling projects. These extremely durable, carefree windows help make homes more comfortable and energy efficient, and can be painted like traditional wood windows. With Milgard windows you get a dimensionally stable finished product that makes it easy for us to stand behind our Full Lifetime Warranty.
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