It has become very important for architects to understand how to choose a sustainable window and window frame system that will promote comfort, energy efficiency, durability, and longevity through quality construction. Learn more about Sustainable Design for Windows and how choosing an ENERGY STARĀ® rated window can contribute towards LEED for Homes credit.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain how windows promote healthy living conditions for the occupants by improving indoor air quality and increasing natural daylight in the living space.
  • Describe why sustainable building products and materials need to be durable and how they can satisfy Universal Design strategies.
  • Describe how building form, energy modeling and an Energy Star® rated window can lower heating and cooling costs for the occupants and create a more sustainable environment.
  • Describe how windows can contribute toward points in the LEED for Homes credit categories.