Windows no longer simply let light into a space; they can affect everything from biophilic design to circadian rhythm and energy efficiency. Having a solid understanding of performance grades, classifications, ratings, and testing products, as well as the manufacturing process, performance benefits, and design options of various window types can help specifiers choose the best product for their project.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand product performance grades, performance classifications, ratings, and testing protocols for fenestration products.
  • Explore the manufacturing process, performance benefits, design options and applications for wood, vinyl, composite, and hybrid fenestration products.
  • Review energy, glass, and design performance measures for wood, vinyl, composite, and hybrid fenestration products.
  • Examine design options for window products, including style, finish, frame, and glazing.

Prerequisite: None.