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High Performance Windows

Join LA.IDEA and AIA|DC for a presentation on High Performance Glazing, explaining its benefits and uses, followed by a Q&A session with an expert on the topic.  Recently, windows have undergone an incredible technological revolution. Explore how different aspects of glazing can be manipulated for increased performance, including glass layering and gas filled spaces to increase energy efficiency in both historic and new structures. Participants will learn how Low E coatings work, both from a scientific and application perspective.

Presented by: Joe Haddon

Joe Haddon has over 30 years of experience in the window and door industry. His background includes design, development, fabrication, logistics, installation, and project management. Upon graduation from Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Joe moved to the Mid-Atlantic area. He is currently employed as an Architectural Project Manager based in the Washington DC area. In his current role, Joe works with architects and engineers on wood, clad and fiberglass specifications for both new construction and historic renovations.

Organized by: LA.IDEA and Barrons Lumber


After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the sustainable advantages of current glazing technologies;
  • Explore the different elements and strategies that can provide a more energy efficient window;
  • Define criteria for evaluating energy performance and glazing; and
  • Explain the manufacturing process of Low E coatings.