Fenestration Considerations in Contemporary Custom Homes

Sponsored by Marvin Windows and Doors
1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU*

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss ways in which employing design thinking can be used to benefit the custom home sector.
  2. Explain how design can affect how we feel and behave, as well as the overall impact on occupant well-being and satisfaction.
  3. Identify emerging trends in fenestration for custom home design.
  4. Describe common materials used for door and window design in custom homes, and define key characteristics, benefits, and performance standards.

This course is part of the Custom Home Academy

This course is part of the Custom Home Academy

Windows and doors play an important role in new home construction and in addressing current residential and custom home design trends. How we design, in fact, affects how we feel and behave within our surroundings. For instance, recent research shows the importance of daylight for human health. Additionally, other factors come into play when selecting windows and doors for a custom home, including current trends, materials, and operating systems. Ultimately, design is a tool that can be used to enhance our humanity. This course will examine the “human factor” influence in fenestration design, as well as trends, materials, and guiding principles for optimizing occupant satisfaction.

Fenestration Considerations in Contemporary Custom Homes

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