This course looks at how windows contribute to the durability, healthiness, and energy efficiency of the building envelope, and how proper specification and installation helps prevent unwanted air and moisture infiltration. The case studies outlined in this course will illustrate how window strategies helped create a more effective building envelope.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the factors that make up a high performing building envelope, and how modern materials, building practices, and expectations for occupant comfort make a tight building more important than in the past.
  • Define unwanted heat transfer, and air and moisture infiltration, and factors and features of high performing windows that help create a high performing, energy efficient and durable building envelope.
  • Discuss window standards and certifications that lead to a superior building envelope.
  • Describe proper window installation practices that contribute to a building envelope that resists unwanted air and water infiltration.