Comparative Study of Wood and Aluminum Windows in Commercial Buildings
Describe how the
aesthetic attributes of wood and aluminum windows contribute to interior
environments that are livable, comfortable, productive, safe, and beautiful.
initial costs associated with wood and aluminum windows and how they impact the
life cycle assessment of the window systems.
Compare how the
physical attributes of wood and aluminum windows contribute to the overall
energy efficiency of the building envelope.
modeling to determine the annual energy costs for wood and aluminum window
systems in different climatic zones.
wood and aluminum windows are being used extensively in today’s commercial and
institutional buildings, especially in education, health care, and
offices. Using project case studies from across the United States, this
program examines how window selection criteria (aesthetics, cost, energy
efficiency, and sustainability) impact the design process. As we look at
commercial window applications which include punched openings, storefronts, and
curtain walls, architects will learn some of the advantages and disadvantages
associated with the use of wood or aluminum windows in each application.
As we compare aesthetics, cost, energy efficiency, and sustainability;
architects will improve their ability to objectively advise their clients on
what is the best window solution for their next project
Corporation is registered with the American Institute of Architects' Continuing
Education System (AIA/CES) and is committed to developing quality learning
activities in accordance with AIA/CES criteria. This seminar meets the
AIA/CES criteria for Health/Safety/Welfare (HSW). AIA Members will
receive 1 Learning Unit (LU), which will be reported directly to the CES for
them. Those who wish to receive credit will need to have their AIA
membership numbers available at the time of the seminar. Designers,
specifiers, and project architects will benefit most from the content of this