Level Sustainable Building Series: Windows (2nd edition)

Abbreviation
BK186
Version
2nd edition
Valid from
1/06/2016

Information provider
BRANZ Limited
Information type
LEVEL Sustainability Series
Format
PDF, Hard copy

Description

Windows and glazed doors play a vital role in sustainable building. They can account for more heat gain or loss than any other element in an insulated building envelope. A well designed glazing system can improve internal daylight levels, reduce glare and help maintain thermal comfort by reducing heat gain and loss. This contributes to energy efficiency by reducing the need for artificial heating, cooling or lighting.

This guide explains the technical background to the types of window construction, frame types and glazing available. It overviews the choices and compromises that need to be made and introduces the New Zealand Building Code clauses and the standards requirements that need to be compiled with.

Scope

This guide covers: 

  • building controls
  • functions of windows
  • performance of windows
  • aluminium, uPVC, steel, timber and fibreglass windows
  • classification of opening windows
  • glazing
  • insulating glass units (IGUs)
  • fittings and accessories
  • building construction.

This guide does not cover overhead glazing, roof windows, skylights or commercial facades or window sections. 

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Level Sustainable Building Series: Windows (2nd edition)

Description

Windows and glazed doors play a vital role in sustainable building. They can account for more heat gain or loss than any other element in an insulated building envelope. A well designed glazing system can improve internal daylight levels, reduce glare and help maintain thermal comfort by reducing heat gain and loss. This contributes to energy efficiency by reducing the need for artificial heating, cooling or lighting.

This guide explains the technical background to the types of window construction, frame types and glazing available. It overviews the choices and compromises that need to be made and introduces the New Zealand Building Code clauses and the standards requirements that need to be compiled with.

View on Information Provider website
Level Sustainable Building Series: Windows (2nd edition)
Description

Windows and glazed doors play a vital role in sustainable building. They can account for more heat gain or loss than any other element in an insulated building envelope. A well designed glazing system can improve internal daylight levels, reduce glare and help maintain thermal comfort by reducing heat gain and loss. This contributes to energy efficiency by reducing the need for artificial heating, cooling or lighting.

This guide explains the technical background to the types of window construction, frame types and glazing available. It overviews the choices and compromises that need to be made and introduces the New Zealand Building Code clauses and the standards requirements that need to be compiled with.

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Level Sustainable Building Series: Windows (2nd edition)

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