Sustainability and Window Materials 101

Sustainability and Window Materials 101 

This course covers how to choose the best window material to achieve sustainability goals in home design. We will discuss energy efficiency, resource efficiency and durability in window frame materials. Certifications and standards in window manufacturing will be reviewed as it relates to lower energy usage, waste reduction and increased recycling.

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

  • Discuss the environmental factors of fiberglass windows.
  • Understand the sustainability aspects of vinyl windows.
  • Identify the environmental factors of aluminum windows.
  • Describe the sustainability aspects of wood windows.

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