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Thermal Barriers in Aluminum Fenestration Systems

Continuing Education

Learn At Your Own Pace - You can take this course and follow along at your own pace. Speed up, slow down, or stop now and finish later. Click "Take the Course Test" to go straight to the test and earn your credits. You'll know immediately if you have earned credits and you will be able to print out your certificate of completion instantly.

Learning Objectives - At the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. Recognize and use the benefits of a thermal barrier in aluminum fenestration systems
  2. Recognize available thermal barrier technology options and how each one works
  3. Identify the test procedures and standards used to evaluate system performance
  4. Examine the benefits of properly leveraging the connection between the interior and exterior environments

AIA logo Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW

This program explores design methods to improve thermal performance in window, curtain wall, and door systems by reducing heat and cold transfer through the glazing system. Studies have proven the health benefits from increased exposure to natural light through expanded use of daylight and views. Careful consideration must be taken when connecting the protected interior environment with the exterior environment to minimize heat loss and meet energy optimization goals. Understanding, recognizing, and using the thermal barrier options in aluminum fenestration systems allows architects not only to realize the benefits of properly leveraging the technologies available but also to maximize the connection between the interior and exterior environments.

Course Outline:

This course is a presentation designed to earn you 1.00 AIA/CES Learning Unit. Use the onscreen controls to pace the presentation to your liking, and then click "Take the Course Test" to take the exam for this course and earn your credit.



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