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DOE Energy Efficient Windows for Residential Buildings (4 credit hours/4 HSW Hours)
Residential buildings account for about 21% of total energy consumption in the United States, and windows alone are responsible for 25%–30% of residential heating and cooling energy use.  The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that upgrading the nation’s current window stock to meet DOE’s long-term performance goals could save more than 2 quadrillion Btu.  Clearly, expanding the use of energy-efficient windows should be of interest to engineers and others interested in reducing energy consumption.  
 
This 4 hour course presents guidelines to help architects, engineers, builders, homeowners, and designers select energy-efficient windows in new and existing residential construction in all U.S. climate zones. It includes information about window products, attributes, and performance. It provides cost/benefit information about window energy-savings and about non-energy benefits such as thermal comfort and reduced heating, ventilation, and air conditioning demands. The guidelines also provide information about the energy impacts of design decisions such as window orientation, total glazing area, shading conditions, and about proper window installation.
' US Department of Energy
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills: 
  • Energy Efficiency—Students will learn how measures of window energy efficiency such as U-Factor and SHGC (solar heat gain coefficient) must be considered in window selection.
  • Lighting—Students will know about the concept of visible transmittance and its role in providing comfort to building occupants.
  • Standards—Students will be familiar with the U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR designation for products meeting certain energy performance criteria.
  • Codes—Students will understand the relation of windows energy ratings to energy codes requirements for buildings.
  • Products—Students will know about energy and cost savings for new and replacement windows for various climate zones.

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