• Credit: 1 AIA LU/HSW 

    This course will explore the growing importance of resilient building design due to accelerating climate change and extreme weather events. We will discuss resilient design principles and fenestration’s role in resilient design, including the importance of building product durability, energy efficiency, storm and hurricane protection, and how simple, passive, and flexible systems are more resilient. The course will also explore the future of fenestration and emerging window technologies that will be able to respond to climate and occupant preferences.

    By the end of the course, you will be able to:

    1. Analyze the importance of resilient design and how to apply resilient design principles in the built environment.
    2. Examine fenestration’s role in resilient design and considerations for specifying highly durable and energy efficient products.
    3. Identify high performance windows and door products that should be considered when designing for resiliency.
    4. Explore the future of fenestration and emerging window technologies that can respond to climate and occupant preferences.

    Photo credit: Boundary Point Cabin_Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architecture


    1. Complete the learning materials located under course content.
    2. Once you have completed the course content, you will need to take the quiz.  You must pass the quiz with a score of 70% or higher to receive credit for the course; AIA credit earned will be reported for you. 
    3. You have unlimited attempts to take the quiz to achieve the minimum score of 70%.
    4. After completing the quiz, your certificate and course survey will be available for you to download.

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  • Survey