Sustainability and Window Materials 101

Sustainability 101

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the environmental factors of fiberglass windows.
  • Understand the sustainability aspects of vinyl windows.
  • Identify the environmental factors of aluminum windows.
  • Describe the sustainability aspects of wood windows.
  • Examine ways that window manufacturing plants achieve sustainability.

Sustainability and Window Materials 101


Windows play a significant role in the function and comfort of a building, from providing natural light and ventilation, to adding architectural features. Windows also play a large part in the sustainability of a structure.

Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 USGBC/GBCI + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU

Length: 0.5h

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Product Description

The most common factors when discussing the sustainability of windows are durability, energy efficiency, and resource efficiency. In this course, we look at the four most common window frame materials – vinyl, fiberglass, aluminum, and wood – and discuss the factors that contribute to sustainability for each of them. Finally, we look at the factors that contribute to the sustainability of window manufacturing operations.


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