Comparative service life assessment of window systems

This note was reviewed and approved in October 2018 - not applicable for update.

The BRANZ research organisation investigated the environmental implications of 51 alternative archetype window and door systems commonly available in the Australian domestic market, and modelled their thermal performance for a wide range of Australian climates. The study considered the materials used, their production, manufacture and transport, operation and maintenance, durability and life-span and the heating or cooling energy needed to maintain comfort.

note summary
  1. Introduction
  2. Window matter
  3. The research
  4. The archetypes
  5. Environmental performance
  6. The life cycle story
  7. Findings
  8. Conclusion