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Events

June 22 - June 25, 2019

Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International Conference & Expo

Location

Salt Palace Convention Center, Booth #833 (Expo: June 23-24)
April 10 - April 12, 2019

Rocky Mountain Green, USGBC Colorado

Location

Embassy Suites by Hilton, Downtown Denver, Booth #15
April 2 - April 3, 2019

BuildingsNY

Location

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Booth #916
March 26 - March 28, 2019

National Facilities Management and Technology (NFMT) Conference & Exposition

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As part of the conference, Apogee also will be hosting “Your Checklist for Window Replacement,” a 20-minute Solutions Exchange. The informational discussion takes place over beers on March 27, 5 p.m., at the Pratt Street Lobby.

Location

Baltimore Convention Center, Booth #1935
Glossary
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AAMA
AAMA is the abbreviation for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, the fenestration industry’s source of performance standards, product certification and educational programs.
Anodizing
Anodizing is the process of electrochemically controlling, accelerating and enhancing oxidation of an aluminum substrate. Anodized aluminum resists the ravages of time, temperature, corrosion, humidity and warping, as well as is 100% recyclable.
Aluminum extrusions
Aluminum extrusions are the material of choice for window and curtainwall framing on almost all commercial and institutional building projects. They can be specified with recycled content and recycled once again at the end of their useful product life.
Building envelope
Building envelope refers to the physical separation between the interior conditioned spaces and exterior unconditioned spaces.
Cladding
Cladding on a building refers to the application of one material over another to provide a “skin” intended for aesthetic purposes and/or to control the infiltration of air, water and weather elements.
COMFEN energy modeling software
COMFEN energy modeling software is considered by the fenestration industry to be the “gold standard” of fenestration energy modeling tools.
Curtainwall
Curtainwall refers to non-load-bearing exterior wall cladding that usually spans from floor-to-floor with vertical framing members running past the face of the floor slabs. Curtainwalls are designed to support their own weight and wind loads.
ENERGY STAR®
ENERGY STAR® is a program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for certifying energy-efficient buildings.
Entrance systems
Entrance systems refer to the building components that form a building’s entry, including doors and surrounding windows.
Fenestration
Fenestration refers to the openings in or on the building envelope. This includes windows, doors, curtainwall, storefront, sloped glazing and other systems that are designed to permit air, light or people to pass through them.
Glazing
Glazing is an infill material, such as glass or plastic. It also is the process of installing an infill material into a prepared opening.
HVAC
HVAC is the abbreviation for heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
IAW
IAW is the abbreviation for interior accessory window, which is attached inboard of the existing, weather-tight windows to enhance performance for sound, energy, air leakage, light, as well as for human impact and blast hazard mitigation.
IGU
IGU is the abbreviation for insulating glass unit, which increases a window’s thermal (heat) performance by reducing the heat gain or loss.
IRT imaging
IRT imaging is the abbreviation for infrared thermographic imaging, which shows contrasting colors to indicate warm and cool areas or objects.
kWh
kWh is the abbreviation for a kilowatt hour of energy, which is the measure of how energy is sold in the U.S. A 40-watt light bulb operating continuously for 25 hours uses 1 kWh.
LEED®
LEED® is the acronym for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) program, which formerly was known as the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green rating program.
Light shelves
Light shelves are effective at redirecting sunlight deep into occupied spaces when positioned on a building’s interior at transom height.
Lites
Lites refer to the glass area in a window, door or other fenestration system.
Low-e
Low-e is the shortened form of low-emissivity, which refers to a surface condition that emits low levels of radiant thermal energy.
Mullions
Mullions are the vertical or horizontal elements that divide a window either physically or decoratively.
Muntins, or muntin bars
Muntins, or muntin bars, are strips of wood or metal that separate panes of glass in a window. Muntins can be designed to hold panes of glass in a true divided lite (TDL) or applied to the interior and exterior surfaces of glass. TDLs indicate that a lite has been physically separated into smaller sections by muntins. When TDLs are not required, muntins and grids may be applied to the interior and/or exterior surface to simulate this traditional, historic aesthetic.
NPS
NPS is an abbreviation for the U.S. National Park Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior. NPS administers the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). NPS also jointly administers the Rehabilitation Tax Credit program with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and State Historical Preservation Offices (SHPOs).
NRHP
NRHP is an abbreviation for the National Register of Historic Places, which is the official Federal list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering and culture.
Panning
Panning is the trim used to cover the existing material in a window opening, rather than removing it and potentially exposing unwanted wall conditions.
PVDF
PVDF is the abbreviation for Polyvinylidene Fluoride. PVDF resin-based coatings are applied to aluminum building components. Coatings with 70% PVDF are typical for commercial window systems to provide high-performance protection and a decorative finish in nearly any color.
Quad
Quad is a unit of energy equal to 1 quadrillion British Thermal Units (BTUs) or 10 to the 15th power.
U-Factor
U-Factor is the accepted measurement to quantify a commercial window system’s thermal performance. The higher the U-Factor, the more heat is transferred (lost) through the window in winter. U-Factors usually range from a high of 1.3 for a typical aluminum-framed, single-pane window to a low of around 0.16 for a multi-paned, high-performance window with low-e coatings and expanded thermal barriers in the aluminum frames.
Simulated double-hung projected windows
Simulated double-hung projected windows refer to windows that look like double-hung windows, but actually project from the plane of the wall, either inward or outward. Projected windows are easier to open than hung windows, especially in large sizes with heavy glass. They also have much better air infiltration performance than hung windows.
Storefront systems
Storefront systems literally refer to the façade of a store, but more generally describe a commercial system of doors and windows installed together on low- to mid-rise buildings or the lower floors of high-rise buildings.
Sun shades
Sun shades are positioned on a building’s exterior and intercept unwanted solar heat gain before it can impact the HVAC system’s load.
Thermal barriers
Thermal barriers are components made of a material with low thermal conductivity and are inserted between metal framing members of a fenestration system to reduce the transfer of heat or cold.
True divided lites
True divided lites, sometimes abbreviated as TDLs, indicate that a lite has been physically separated into smaller sections by muntins. When TDLs are not required, muntins and grids may be applied to the interior and/or exterior surface to simulate this traditional, historic aesthetic.
Window walls
Window walls in commercial buildings are non-load-bearing fenestration systems that span from the top of a floor slab to the underside of the next higher floor slab.

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