Advancements in window and wall technology

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Advancements in window and wall technology

Learn the elements of window design for energy performance.

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Windows are one of the most important features of a building envelope, allowing us to maintain a connection with the outdoors while we remain comfortable and safe indoors. The window industry has been challenged to deliver see-through products that provide energy efficiency, occupant comfort, safety, beauty and low maintenance. This session explores the elements of window design for energy performance and looks at advancements that have been made to meet ENERGY STAR® target levels for windows and doors. (webinar recorded February 15, 2018)


  1. Explain different window components and how they affect energy performance.
  2. Discuss window energy rating systems.
  3. Describe advancements in wall technology.
  4. Discuss window product design.


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Pay $25.00 for credit


Builders, remodelers, HVAC contractors, HVAC system designers, code officials, architects, home design professionals, building performance professionals, energy auditors, students, educators, apprentices and anyone with knowledge and interest in high performance windows and walls.


In order to receive credit for viewing this recorded session, you'll need to pass a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be provided in your registration confirmation email. Separate registration is required for each individual requiring continuing education credit. Be aware that many accrediting agencies will not allow you to take the same course for credit more than once; therefore, if you attended this session at the conference you may not be able to receive credit for viewing the webinar.

All credits have different expiration dates, so it is to your advantage to take the quiz as soon as possible.

AIA Members of the American Institute of Architects will receive 1.25 LU for this computer based course. This course expires 3.13.2021. Questions about AIA credits should be directed to Lonna Berg at 608.210.7157 or Click on the following link to read our AIA CES Provider statement:

NARI This recorded session is approved for 1.25 NARI CEUs.

RESNET This course has been approved by RESNET for 1.25 professional development credits.

WI-DSPS Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has approved this course for 1 CEU for the following credentials: Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification and UDC-Construction Inspector Certification. Note that you may not retake the same course for credit more than once during the 1-, 2- or 4-year term of your specific credential.

This recorded session will not be pre-approved for GBCI credits; however, if you believe the content is applicable to your credential, you can self-report credits.


Joe Nagan, Owner , Home Building Technology Services

Joe's firm offers design evaluations, construction management and building failure analysis. He is certified in residential mechanical ventilation design and installation and advanced building science. Joe provides support and training as the technical director for the Focus on Energy New Homes Program.

Ross DePaola, NFRC Certified Simulator , Integrated Energy Services/WESTLab

Ross is owner of Integrated Energy Services doing business as WESTLab, a National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) certified simulation laboratory. WESTLab provides window energy performance simulation services to window manufacturers including Andersen Windows, Jeld-Wen and Marvin. Ross DePaola is an NFRC certified simulator and has been providing energy consulting services for over 25 years. Ross has also been instrumental in shaping Wisconsin's new construction energy codes and has served on code development committees with the State.



This webinar was recorded on February 15, 2018 and is approximately 72 minutes in length.

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