Through a generous grant from the Office of Environment and Heritage New South Wales, the Australian Window Association has released three informative videos for the fenestration industry, building industry and consumers nationwide. The videos are based on enhancing the understanding of energy efficiency in fenestration (glazed window and door) products.
Video 1: High Level Energy Efficiency provides information on what is driving the requirement for energy efficiency, including the 2015 Paris Agreement; general energy policy; aims for future energy targets and compliance with the National Construction Code and state and territory specific regulations.
Video 2: The science of energy and energy efficiency investigates the science of energy and energy efficiency and includes information on the factors that affect energy requirements including in depth information on the physics behind window performance U-Values (comparison to R-values); Solar Heat Gain Co-efficient; low-E coatings; double glazing and triple glazing; effect of location and orientation on energy; shading and more.
Video 3: Selecting the right glazing for comfort helps builders, designers and consumers address the factors that need to be considered for the appropriate selection and use of windows and glass in new buildings, retrofits and renovations. The emphasis is on taking maximum advantage of the technology currently available to maximise comfort levels of your building.