It will be the final installment in the series when the third installment of Catalyst Community's window series will focus on the environmentally friendly properties of windows, which will be the final installment in the series.
Wigen Tincknell Associates is an architectural firm founded in Saginaw in 1947 that has offices in a number of cities across the country, including New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Paul Haselhuhn, a Midland resident who also happens to be the president of WTA (Wigen Tincknell Associates), will speak in this week's class. A wide range of structures, including commercial, educational, healthcare, governmental, and other types of structures, can be designed and constructed by architects who specialize in architectural design and construction (also known as architectural designers and builders). As a founding member of the WTA (Women's Tennis Association), Haselhuhn has been actively involved with the organization and its events since its inception in 1998. As a project manager with more than 20 years of experience, he has worked on a wide range of projects and has developed a specialization in higher education and commercial facilities. As a member of the Project Management Institute of America, he contributes to the profession.
Window with an Environmentally Friendly Character is a Catalyst Community initiative that promotes the use of environmentally friendly products and services.
Architectural firm President Paul Haselhuhn discusses the firm's work and the challenges that they face with us in this exclusive interview.
Although it is true that we spend up to 90% of our lives indoors, this is an unavoidable fact that we must come to terms with. In contrast, we are compelled to spend the vast majority of our time outside, in the fresh air, because we are genetically predisposed to it. Even if we are not aware of it, nature and the sun provide us with a wide range of physical and psychological benefits. This is correct regardless of whether we are looking at them through a piece of quisure insulated glass or not. Because it is more natural than attending a religious service, some people believe that going for a walk in the woods is the most effective method of discovering religion. Alden B. Dow, an architect who specialized in religious architecture, incorporated this concept into his overall approach to architecture, which was a departure from the traditional approach to architecture. Dow was a member of the American Institute of Architects. In addition to being an architect, Dow was a member of the American Institute of Architects. Dow's work was distinguished by the extensive use of glass, which he employed to connect the interior and exterior of the structures he designed.
In his role as president of WTA Architects, Paul Haselhuhn is in charge of the day-to-day operations of the company.
Glazing is one of the most environmentally friendly building materials currently available, and it is also one of the most commonly used in the construction of structures. The transparent component of a building's envelope allows us to see and interact with our surroundings, and this is made possible by the presence of this component. Additionally, the ventilation glass has an effect on the health of the people who live in the building, in addition to having an effect on the energy consumption of the building itself.
Only a few architectural features are as important to the environment as this one, and it is more important than any other environmentally friendly feature in a building's design. This feature is more important than any other environmentally friendly feature in a building's design.
Building envelope openings, whether or not they were filled with glazing, served as the primary source of light, ventilation, cooling, and even assistance in the heating of a structure's interior for an extended period of time before mechanical and electrical systems were installed in that structure. When insulated glass (IGU) was first introduced, architects and designers took advantage of the material's inherent properties to create structures that were both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Aside from a few noteworthy exceptions in recent decades, the advantages provided by glazing on buildings have largely been overlooked. Whenever electricity and the ability to heat and cool a building were introduced, we were taught to pack as much heating and cooling into a building as possible, forcing in fresh air while exhausting contaminated air, and artificially lighting the interior to make spaces usable so that we could be productive in our work environments.
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There has been significant advancement in Low-E technology over the last few years; double-pane, argon-filled insulated glass has become the industry standard; and the development of warm-edge spacer technology has propelled glazing forward, allowing it to catch up with and surpass the performance of the remainder of the building envelope in terms of energy efficiency and performance. Higher-performance glazing has a higher initial cost, but when used in a building, it can result in a shorter payback period in the long term. A few years after the purchase, payback periods can be completed, and in some cases they can be completed much sooner. Even after everything has been said and done, the glazing on a building continues to be the most vulnerable link when it comes to energy loss in a building.
For the most part, modern architects are returning to the principles of sustainable design that they have been incorporating into their projects for hundreds of years, which is a welcome development. As time goes on, it becomes increasingly clear that the advantages of using glass in a building's interior space outweigh the disadvantages. Through the orientation of a building on its site and the use of properly designed overhangs, light shelves, and sunshades to help reduce heat gain and energy loss, to name a few examples, we are putting into practice time-tested principles for controlling solar gain and energy loss.