Daylighting Design and Large Opening Glass Walls - Update
NanaWall® Systems is the exclusive North American partner of Solarlux of Germany, the world leader in operable glass wall technology. For nearly twenty years, the NanaWall® vanishing glass wall system has re-defined interior and exterior space, and the boundary between them,in thousands of commercial and residential buildings. At first glance, the NanaWall® looks like a wall of floor-to-ceiling glass windows, but that's where the similarity ends. Each panel is articulated on a hidden overhead track, and the panels themselves can quickly and easily open and stow away out of sight, creating breathtaking open-air vistas.
Throughout this one hour course, we will cover best practices for daylighting design and discuss the advantages of allowing for this in your projects. Large opening glass wall systems will be the focus of this course, covering design options including materials, detailing and fold/swing considerations. Through a conversation on energy efficiency, FCS Certification and ventilation, the environmental attributes of incorporating large opening glass wall systems will be introduced along with several application examples and case studies for reference and comparison. The design professional will walk away from this program with a clarity on these systems and with the knowledge to properly incorporate large opening glass wall systems into their next project.
- Explain the importance of daylighting in design and list several daylighting design strategies
- Describe large opening glass walls and list the design options to consider when including opening glass walls in your design
- List the environmental benefits of large opening glass walls and explain the improved indoor occupant health benefits as well
- Describe several case studies and explain how these projects benefited from large opening glass walls including energy efficiency, connection to the outdoor environment and open daylit spaces