11 Aug '17, 2pm

Did you know that efficient fenestration can save energy? #FenestrationFriday #ERP #Fenestration

Did you know that efficient fenestration can save energy? #FenestrationFriday #ERP #Fenestration

Fenestration includes all intentional visual or actual openings in a building envelope, particularly in exterior walls, including doors, windows, curtainwall, storefront systems, and even operable glass walls. Its purpose is first to allow and control (by virtue of opening or operating) the flow of desired elements through the walls such as daylight, ventilation, access, and connectivity. At the same time, since fenestration forms a part of the building enclosure, there is a need to restrict the flow of unwanted things (i.e. in the “closed” position) such as weather, water, the inefficient transfer of heat between inside and outside, or unwanted air infiltration. Since any fenestration system will have varying degrees to which all of these things can be accomplished, it becomes incumbent on architects and other design professionals to understand the realistic and steadily ...

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