This webinar is part of the Glass in Architecture Academy
Today’s architectural glass and glazing design solutions feature glass facades that successfully combine stunning aesthetics with greater neutrality and better performance to ensure the health and well-being of occupants and the environment. The variety of sustainable glass options available for facades allows architects and designers to control every aspect of performance, from thermal and solar control to security, color, and the overall design statement of the building. This webinar will feature presentations of several case studies where high-performance glass and glazing not only provides a beautiful-to-look-at façade but also increased performance at every level. Product types to be discussed include curtain walls, curved glazing, spandrels, roofs and skylights, bird-friendly glazing, and, oversized glazing … to name a few.
- Identify and recognize the range of performance requirements of a glass facade as part of the overall exterior design and building enclosure to ensure a safe, energy-efficient environment.
- Assess the safety performance aspects of glass building facades.
- Explain the integration of glass and glazing facade materials and systems as they relate to environmentally friendly, sustainable building design.
- Determine ways to incorporate the principles discussed as related to the design and performance of buildings as shown in the featured case studies.