Window Systems for High-Performance Buildings

TitleWindow Systems for High-Performance Buildings
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsJohn Carmody, Stephen E Selkowitz, Eleanor S Lee, Dariush K Arasteh
Number of Pages400
PublisherW. W. Norton & Company, Inc.,
CityNew York, NY
ISBN Number978-0-393-73121-7

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 guide 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.