Ellis Guiles, Owner and President of Graboyes Commercial Window Company, will be presenting at AIA Philadelphia’s upcoming Lunch and Learn workshop on Energy Performance of Glass Façade Systems.

Energy Performance of Glass Façade Systems

Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Time: 12pm – 1:30pm (lunch provided)
Location: Center for Architecture and Design
CES/LUs: 1


Course Description

In the architectural design world, when considering the energy performance of a building’s glazed façade system, one of the many related questions might be, “Is it possible to exceed 30 percent fenestration for the glazed building façade while complying with the 2018 IECC?” 

There are three options for the compliance pathway as part of the 2018 IECC. First is to follow the requirements as outlined in the 2018 IECC Prescriptive pathway. Second, we can follow ASHRAE 901.-2016. Third, we can elect to follow the 2018 IECC Performance pathway. The code prohibits us from mixing and matching these three options. 

In this course we’ll explore each of the three options and demonstrate how a designer can go beyond 30 percent fenestration while being in compliance with the 2018 IECC.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the important roles integrated design, energy modeling, and dynamic glazing play in a durable, safe, and well-designed building envelope.
  • Describe how a well-designed and installed building envelope with dynamic glazing can help reduce energy use and improve the total performance of the building.
  • Explain how the total performance pathway creates a cost-effective pathway for designing, building, maintaining, and operating a high-performance building. 
  • List the criteria for insuring a building meets the total building performance pathway.