NorDan, the leading supplier of high performance environmentally friendly doors and windows, is showing specifiers the benefits of using low energy timber windows, with a new RIBA-approved CPD (Continuing Professional Development) seminar on sustainability.
The seminar gives an overview of the requirements of the Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM, as well as covering in detail topics concerning window specification, including energy conservation, whole life analysis, noise pollution, acoustics and recycling.
As specification becomes increasingly complex, with the performance of the building considered as a whole instead of each element looked at in isolation, and sustainability no longer a preference but an obligation, specifiers may be unsure how their window selection is affected, explains Dareth Daley, sales and marketing director at NorDan. Our seminar gives a clear route through the sustainability maze, giving clear guidance on how timber windows can tick boxes in terms of materials, performance and whole life costs.
The seminar also highlights the energy-saving credentials of low energy windows such as the NorDan NTech range. The double-glazed NTech Low Energy window has a low whole product U-value of 1.2W/m2K, while the triple-glazed NTech Passive offers an industry-leading whole product U value of 0.7W/m2K. This highly energy-efficient performance means that windows no longer have to be the weak point in the building envelope, giving architects and other construction professionals greater flexibility over other elements in the project.
Fully assessed and approved by RIBA, the CPD seminar is available as a bespoke session delivered at the customers choice of venue and all attendees earn CPD points.