Live Course: A Holistic Approach to Windows in Sustainable Design

Date: November 18, 3:00pm ET

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One key to making progress on the sustainability of our building infrastructure is to consider all materials and products. This presentation addresses the role of windows in sustainable design and covers how buildings use energy and how efficient windows properly integrated into the design can improve building performance and indoor environmental quality. We’ll take a holistic approach to sustainability beyond the end product and look at factors such as lifecycle impacts of manufacturing and embodied carbon. We’ll also explore occupant well-being in terms of indoor air quality, biophilia etc., and understand how windows contribute to some of the top green building programs, such as LEED and WELL.

This free live course is brought to you through a partnership with Andersen Windows. By registering for this course, you grant AIA permission to share your name and email address with Andersen Windows.

Learning objectives

  • Evaluating window performance based on a number of factors
  • Comparing and evaluating the importance of material sourcing and manufacturing practices
  • Considering occupant well-being in window selection
  • Understanding the importance of window contributions in green building programs
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1.00 LU
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  • Dan Grubish


    Architect | Anderson Windows

    After receiving his BS in Physics from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, Dan Grubish...
  • Jon Smieja

    Corporate Sustainability Manager | Anderson Corporation

    Jon Smieja has a BS in Chemistry from the University of St. Thomas and an MS and PhD in Inorganic...

Course details

Contents: Live course, evaluation

Duration: 1:00

Passing Score: N/A