Presented by ZOLA
Transforming a historic building to future energy efficiency starts with its windows. Local preservation commissions have rigid guidelines related to the aesthetic and operational requirements of replacement windows. Zola will walk you through the ABC’s of what these commissions look for in a replacement window and how to implement a high-performance Passive House capable window in your historic projects.
- Understand the key design elements that historic commissions look at when comparing replacement windows with a building’s original window design.
- To grasp how each operation type relates to the overall air tightness. comfort, and energy efficiency of historic buildings.
- To get an overview of the different types of historic windows and what high-performance replacements are on the market for each type.
- To understand the resulting long-term impact that an airtight vs non-airtight building shell will have on moisture in a historic structure.
Florian Speier and Evan Anderson of Zola Windows took part in the Accelerator's second Component Spotlight Sept 25.
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