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Thermal and Solar Control of Architectural Glass

1 LU


Glass is the only envelope material that
provides direct energy gains. Learn how
to exploit the sun’s energy and use its
characteristics to ensure the best possible
human experience and optimal energy
consumption. This course teaches the
fundamentals of heat transfer, how the
electromagnetic spectrum influences
interior temperatures, and how materials,
glazing methods and coatings can yield
significant changes to insulation. Further,
this course explores the effect of coating
types, thicknesses, colour and how these
attributes influence solar transmission through
the window. An understanding of these
characteristics will better allow architects to
factor them into design.