Shady Grove Adventist HospitalHealthcare facilities require a complexity of design elements to ensure patient well-being and safety. The thermal performance and condensation resistance for the entire fenestration assembly that contribute to the energy efficiency of aluminum windows.
Situation:Healthcare facilities require a complexity of design elements to ensure patient well-being and safety. When comparing properties for materials used in hospital furnishings—and in particular the fenestration—aluminum always comes to the forefront. Described as the material that revolutionized modern construction, aluminum is an ideal building material because of its ease-of-fabrication, its recyclability and ability to withstand nature’s weather and forces. Beyond the structural and longevity factors, aluminum and the glazing that lets in daylight need improvement to be viable energy conservators. At the same time, studies are ongoing about the effects on health of excessive water vapor and interior air quality. For building occupant comfort, health and energy-savings, building professionals turn to window manufacturers—like Kawneer to provide technologically advanced fenestration products with thermal performance and condensation resistance. more…View the entire case study (PDF) Return to project collection to view more case studies
- Marisa Lavine (Adventist Healthcare)
- Les Seasholtz (Kawneer,)
- Bob Price (J.E. Berkowitz, L.P.)
Photo credits: Figure 1 ©Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Figure 2 ©KawneerFigure 3 ©jiunlimited
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