All About Windows

Online

Length: 1 module

Instructor: Mike Duclos

Subjects: Green Building: Passive House, Green Building: Sustainable Building

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235 students have taken this course

Description

Windows are arguably the most important architectural element in a home, impacting the appearance, comfort, energy use, ventilation, budget, and overall enjoyment of our homes in a number of ways – some not so obvious.

The thoughtful selection and application of windows is crucial in meeting the challenging Passive House Space Heat Demand criteria in cold climates. This session will discuss the anatomy of a window, mechanisms that transfer heat through windows, and window design and application strategies. We will compare and contrast two window performance characterization systems, discuss how windows impact comfort, how they can be used to supplement a heating system - and possibly help avoid use of a heating distribution system – as well as assisting with ‘passive survivability’ when the power fails, illustrated with actual data.

This session is of general interest, but the focus will be on the details associated with the use of windows in Passive House designs.

By the end of the lecture you will:

Free Lecture Video

Mike's 1-hour lecture video is available to view any time.

Q+A Call Recording

After watching the lecture video, you can listen to an audio recording of a Q+A call in which Mike answers participant questions.

Self-Paced Online Course

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Earn a Certificate of Completion

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Instructor

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Mike Duclos

Principal, DEAP Energy Group, LLC

Mike Duclos is a principal and founder of The DEAP Energy Group, LLC, a consultancy providing a wide variety of Deep Energy Retrofit, Zero Net Energy and Passive House related consulting services. Mike was an energy consultant on the Transformations, Inc. Zero Energy Challenge entry, and has worked on a variety of Zero Net Energy, DER and Passive House projects,...[more]

Course Outline

Video Lecture and Discussion

In this module, you'll watch the video lecture and listen to a recording of a Q+A call in which Mike answers participant questions.

After The Course - Feedback and Additional Resources

In this module, you'll provide feedback on this lecture, request a certificate of completion, and learn about additional resources.

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