Examining window retrofit options
Recorded Wednesday, October 26, 2011 · 1pm
- SPEAKER BIO(S)
Storm windows, insulating shades, sash replacements, awnings—what good news that we have so many ways to improve the performance of our windows. The bad news is...there are so many ways to improve the performance of our windows! How in the world can we objectively compare them on price, thermal performance, ease of installation, ease of use, solar control, privacy, and durability?
Using resources from www.windowattachments.org, webinar participants will work through window attachment selection scenarios with the instructor and learn how to use these resources with their clients and on their own projects.
As a result of this webinar, you will be able to:
- Describe the full range of window retrofit options.
- Explain the full range of attributes the options can address.
- Compare options and attributes of window retrofit strategies.
- Select the most appropriate window retrofit options based on the full range of options and attributes.
Who should watch?
Building performance consultants, builders, contractors, remodelers, architects, designers, code officials, weatherization technicians, home inspectors and anyone interested in energy efficient, high performance homes.
- Review of window improvement options
- Interior treatments
- Storm windows
- Sash replacements
- Discuss economics of window improvement options
- Highlight important window improvement attributes that should be taken into account when making selection
- Demonstrate a new resource to help you choose your next window enhancement
Principal and Vice President of Technical Services
“Manage moisture and energy with equal intensity. Since energy efficiency is all about decreasing energy flows through our building assemblies, we have to pay just as much attention to managing moisture as we do managing energy.”
Peter has been building, researching, teaching, writing and consulting on high performance homes for more than twenty-five years. His expertise ranges from construction waste management and advanced framing to energy efficiency and building durability. In addition to his responsibilities in his current role at BuildingGreen, Inc., Peter is an instructor for the Boston Architectural College's Sustainable Design Certificate program, an adjunct faculty member of the University of Massachusetts Department of Building Materials and Wood Technology program in Amherst and a lecturer in Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.