Milgard Windows and Doors

  • Implementing Universal Design and Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population Course

    1 LU AIA

    This article is registered for 1 HSW hour with AIA and was originally published in the 2012 march-april print and digital editions of residential architect magazine. If you don't receive the print edition you can visit www.residentialarchitect.com to find the march-april 2012 digital edition. Over the next 20 years the majority of the U.S. population will be over age 55. As we age we need to re-evaluate our physical and mental capacities, and our ability to live independently. Homes outfitted to suit needs at age 45 could be significantly different than what is needed at age 65 and older. This article shows that successful aging in place requires careful planning and that home environments should provide continued enjoyment and stimulation, but should also accommodate changing needs and enhance the quality of life. Universal Design strategies will help you reshape the homes, and lives, of independent individuals who want to age in their homes, where they are most comfortable. Take the course.

    Posted:
    April 2012
    Subject(s):
    Universal Design
    Sponsor:
    Milgard Windows and Doors
  • Sustainable Design for Windows

    1 LU HSW/SD

    It has become very important for architects to understand how to choose a sustainable window and window frame system that will promote comfort, energy efficiency, durability, and longevity through quality construction. This course will explain how windows promote healthy living conditions for the occupants by increasing natural daylight and improving indoor air quality. It will also describe how sustainable building products and materials can satisfy the aesthetic tastes of occupants today and in the future by using Universal Design strategies. Finally, by the end of this course you will be able to describe how choosing an ENERGY STAR® rated window can, lower heating and cooling costs and how they can help contribute towards points the LEED for Homes credit categories. This program is registered for 1 AIA HSW/SD hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2011
    Subject(s):
    Windows, Energy Efficiency
    Sponsor:
    Milgard Windows and Doors
  • Understanding Design and Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population

    This one hour course will help you to understand the importance of the changing demographics in the US and recognize the impact that the aging population is having on the environment and products. Additionally you’ll be able to identify the differences between accessible design and universal design. You will also be able to list the seven principles of universal design and give an example of how each is implemented through innovative, easy-to-use products to facilitate aging in place. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2011
    Subject(s):
    Universal Design
    Sponsor:
    Milgard Windows and Doors