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(1.5 CEUs) Building owners select window treatments to improve building efficiency and occupant comfort. Window treatments insulate windows in winter and block solar heat in summer. This lesson presents the following information about window treatments.

  • How window treatments increase the thermal resistance of windows.
  • How window treatments block solar heat through windows.
  • How to compare the performance of window treatments.
  • How to evaluate the practical challenges of installing window treatments.

Windows are often the biggest source of solar gain and window treatments can save a lot of A/C electricity. This lesson explores a variety of window treatments, most of which relate to shading during the cooling season.