1112: Windows - An Environmental Perspective

1 AIA/CES LU, 1 Contact Hour, 1 Hour of Health/Safety/Welfare, 1 Hour of Sustainable Design

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the United States Green Building Council and its LEED Green Building Rating System
  • Discover how windows can contribute to LEED-NC Energy & Atmosphere credits
  • List the LEED-NC Materials & Resources credits impacted by fenestration systems
  • Discover how windows contribute to LEED-NC credits in the Indoor Environmental Quality category
  • Compare the environmental impacts of specifying different window frame materials

Program Description

With the increasing interest of architects, building owners, and general contractors in sustainable design, green building materials, and LEED certification; this program is designed to provide an overview of the United States Green Building Council, the LEED Green Building Rating System, and the contributions windows can make to LEED certification.

In addition, we explore how the architect's specification of aluminum, wood, fiberglass, and vinyl window frames affects the environment around us. We’ll discuss sources for raw materials, renewable resources, recycled content, energy consumption and pollution during material extraction and window production, annual energy consumption after building occupancy, and what happens to the window after its useful life is over.

If you would like to speak with someone regarding Pella AIA/CES offerings, please contact your local representative or . . .
Terry Zeimetz, AIA, CSI, CCPR
Pella Commercial Division
Phone: 641-621-6272
Fax: 641-621-6457
Email: tmzeimetz@pella.com

 

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