"Considerations When Upgrading and Renovating Window Systems"
Author: Gille, Steve,
Published In: Facilities Manager
Date: November/December 2010
Today's educational facilities managers face many challenges. As stewards of their campus' physical assets, these professionals are charged with improving students' learning environments, saving money, and maintaining the historical and aesthetic integrity of their buildings. For schools and universities that have not replaced their windows in many years, a window systems upgrade can help meet these challenges by creating facilities that are more comfortable, energy efficient, and conducive to learning. Many windows systems found in older institutions are leaky, single-glazed with conductive framing systems. They can be difficult or even dangerous to operate, promote unhealthy condensation, mold or mildew formation, and require occupants to keep away from exterior walls to avoid glare, drafts, and noise. In this article, the author discusses some considerations when upgrading and renovating educational facilities' windows systems. (Contains 2 notes.)
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