A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
Please join us for a free lunch & learn on 'Optimzing Performance in Commercial Fenestration' on Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 at Hobbs and Black's conference room (100 N. State, Ann Arbor, MI 48103) starting at 12:00 pm. Attendees can earn 1 AIA/CES HSW SD learning unit Please RSVP by Friday November 5th to Elizabeth Huck (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via the website.
Learning Units: 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit (HSW/SD)
Course description: Participants will learn about two technologies - structural thermal barriers for aluminum window framing, and warm-edge spacer technology for insulating glass.
· Discuss the various comfort and performance-related topics in fenestration systems including, overall U-factor, condensation resistance factor (CRF), sound transmission OITC (Outdoor Indoor Transmission Class)
· Compare two methods for optimizing the performance of aluminum fenestration components through the application of thermal barriers in the framing
· Optimize the performance of fenestration components through the application of thermal barriers in the air space material, also known as warm-edge technology for insulating glass
· Observe a range of measured performance outcomes, energy-savings,
LEED® and Cradle to Cradlesm contribution using case study data of built commercial projects in the U.S. and globally utilizing one or both types of thermal barriers in the frame and insulating glass