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Window Design Guide Book from C.H.I.P.S.

Window Systems for High-Performance Buildings
by John Carmody

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 handbook 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.

Window Systems for High-Performance Buildings guides desingers through general design issues relating to windows; discusses conventional and emerging window technologies and their application; and describes energy, human factors, and technical systems.

Window Systems for High-Performance Buildings provides a decision-making process for the design and selection of windows, showing the impact of many design variables on energy and indoor environment performance in offices and schools.

Also included are case studies of recent innovative examples of window and facade design in commercial buildings.

Contents

  1. Introduction to Windows in High-Performance Buildings
  2. Basic Issues in Window Selection and Design
  3. Window Materials and Assemblies
  4. A Decision-making Process for Window Design
  5. Window Design for Offices in a Cold Climate
  6. Window Design for Offices in a Hot Climate
  7. Window Design for Schools
  8. Case Studies

Appendices
Glossary
Index

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by John Carmody
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