Hanley Wood University

 

Pella

  • Building Retrofits: Getting the Whole Picture on Window Replacement (Print Version)

    1 LU HSW

    When undertaking a significant energy retrofit project, architects employ various tools to help them successfully identify potential areas for improvement. Some of the most valuable assets in an architect’s toolbox are companies that provide building analysis. A building analysis service team that can completely test, measure, and document the gaps and opportunities for energy savings in a building will provide the architect with a wealth of information and resources needed to successfully complete the project. However, when it comes to windows, traditional building analysis services often fail to deliver a complete evaluation of the building, and miss several of the key components that can impact energy use. Besides the energy efficiency rating of the window - other consid¬erations like occupant comfort and air tightness should be included when designing a window replacement strategy during a retrofit project. Architects who choose a building analysis service that provides a complete evaluation of the windows and fenestration in the building will have better information, more options, and a greater chance of creating a successful energy efficient design that provides a faster return-on-investment for property owners. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2014
    Sponsor:
    Pella
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Window & Door Solutions for Commercial Success: Balancing Performance, Aesthetics & Budget

    1 LU

    By the end of this learning unit you should be able to: list ten aesthetic options available with wood windows & doors; describe some of the quality differences between various types of windows; identify which performance characteristics are most important when specifying windows & doors; and compare how product cost is impacted by performance and aesthetics. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2009
    Subject(s):
    Windows, Doors, Energy-Efficient Windows
    Sponsor:
    Pella
    Certification(s):
    AIA