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Fenestration

Proficiency Level 1: Remember

Define key terms including u-factor, NFRC label, SHGC, VT, air leakage, and LSG.

Describe different window operation methods and be prepared to comment on air leakage implications.

Proficiency Level 2: Understand

Describe types of window frames and glazing including low-e, tinting, and reflective coatings

Describe ways that sunlight transmittance is measured and rated.

Proficiency Level 3: Apply

Sketch the primary components of a window and describe the role that each plays (frame, panes, sill, etc.).

List the most important window installation steps

Proficiency Level 4: Analyze

Classify window performance for specific regions using information from the NFRC label.

Explain the importance of u-factors in predicting window performance.

Proficiency Level 5: Evaluate

Select the best window system for specific orientations and geography.

Proficiency Level 1: Remember

Proficiency Level 2: Understand

Proficiency Level 3: Apply

Proficiency Level 4: Analyze

Proficiency Level 5: Evaluate

Proficiency Level 1: Remember

Proficiency Level 2: Understand

Proficiency Level 3: Apply

Proficiency Level 4: Analyze

Proficiency Level 5: Evaluate