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Students at UW perform in broad daylight

A pressure-plate curtain wall allows students to enjoy daylight in Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts’ dance studio at the University of Wyoming. Photo © University of Wyoming. Photo courtesy Wausau Window and Wall Systems

Students and staff at the University of Wyoming’s (UW’s) Laramie campus can now develop their music, theater, or dance skills in a newly renovated and expanded facility. The $35-million Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts includes both new construction and partial renovation of the existing fine arts center.

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Designing better commercial fenestration through thermal design


Fenestration—such as windows, curtain walls, window walls, sloped glazing, storefronts, and doors—affects building energy use through four basic mechanisms: thermal heat transfer, solar heat gain, visible transmittance, and air leakage. Product designers, architects, and specifiers must reconcile the interplay of these factors to arrive at, or verify, optimal thermal performance.

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