Numerous case studies and full lifecycle assessments based on real sustainability criteria demonstrate that PVC windows provide measurable benefits and solve many of the problems architects and owners face with alternative window systems.
This course will explore the use of PVC windows in multifamily housing and will discuss market forces driving demand as well as the environmental, economic, and functional impacts of integrating PVC windows. This learning unit will also provide guidelines for helping architects select PVC window profiles that best meet a project’s performance, aesthetic, and budgetary criteria.
- Discuss the market forces driving multifamily housing construction
- Describe the evolution and implementation of PVC in residential construction
- Contrast the benefits of PVC to aluminum windows
- Explain PVC window selection criteria for multifamily residential projects