Window Systems for High-Performance Buildings: A Guide to Essential Window Design Issues, Technologies, and Applications for Designers, Specifiers, and Builders

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A guide to essential window design issues, technologies, and applications for designers, specifiers, and builders.
The challenge in designing facades and selecting windows in commercial buildings is balancing many issues and criteria. This fact-packed guide outlines the basics of glazing selection and provides critical information and performance data on the energy efficiency, interior environment, technical, ...

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Overview

A guide to essential window design issues, technologies, and applications for designers, specifiers, and builders.
The challenge in designing facades and selecting windows in commercial buildings is balancing many issues and criteria. This fact-packed guide outlines the basics of glazing selection and provides critical information and performance data on the energy efficiency, interior environment, technical, and life-cycle-cost considerations that drive window design decisions in commercial buildings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393731217
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

John Carmody, professor and director of the Center for Sustainable Building Research, University of Minnesota, has coauthored ten books, including Window Systems for High Performance Buildings.

Stephen Selkowitz, who holds degrees in physics and environmental design, directs Windows and Daylight Research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Dariush Arasteh, who holds degrees in mechanical and civil engineering, is a staff scientist in the Windows and Daylighting Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 5
Ch. 1 Introduction to Windows in High-performance Buildings 7
Ch. 2 Basic Issues in Window Selection and Design 17
Ch. 3 Window Materials and Assemblies 77
Ch. 4 A Decision-making Process for Window Design 129
Ch. 5 Window Design for Offices in a Cold Climiate 147
Ch. 6 Window Design for Offices in a Hot Climate 222
Ch. 7 Window Design for Schools 297
Ch. 8 Case Studies 330
App. A Methodology for Generating Performance Data 357
App. B Lighting Controls 370
App. C: Tools and Resources 372
Glossary 375
References and Bibliography 384
Index 394
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