Sustainable Design for Windows

It has become very important for architects to understand how to choose a sustainable window and frame system that will promote comfort, energy efficiency and longevity. New technology has enabled windows to be built with long lasting durability while satisfying sustainable design. Learn about the use of building information modeling and energy modeling combined with ENERGY STAR rated products to encourage sustainable green home design.   

After completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe how sustainable building products can satisfy Universal Design strategies.
  • Describe how building form and energy modeling create a more sustainable environment.
  • Describe how windows can contribute toward points in the LEED for Homes credit categories.


CEU is worth 1 LU/HSW AIA Credit and 1 NARI credit.

Sustainable Design for Windows is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent course up to date information easy to understand well paced presentation
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great course Erin provided quite a few details when specifying windows in a facility that will have or cater to an aging-in-place or aging population. The requirements for people with dexterity issues are discussed and how these windows address those issues.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent content Thank you, it was very helpful understanding the different variables while considering sustainability.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very informative, current and relevant course on windows. This course provided up-to-date and usable information on the most-used and most-specified window types in use. It was interesting to learn that fiberglass-framed windows are the most energy-efficient to produce and are one of the most durable and sustainable types. It gave reasons why aluminum-framed windows, once the most common standard in many parts of the country, are now losing market share to vinyl, fiberglass and wood-clad options.
Date published: 2016-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great info! I would recommend this to anyone wanting to familiarize themselves with Milgard.
Date published: 2016-03-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Was not given the opportunity to print the certificate! Although this was a very good course, on which I scored 100% there was no way to print the certificate. I would appreciate your taking action on this.
Date published: 2016-01-20
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