CATALOGUE

Listings of windows and doors, including all products certified under the Canadian Window and Door Manufacturers Association program. CATALOGUE filters products (e.g., by operator type, frame material), and ranks products (e.g., ER value, U-value). Users can view and compare products (e.g., according to ABC values, construction type, performance characteristics). CATALOGUE is being linked with the compliance software for the Canadian National Energy Code (Houstrad and Buildtrad) and with the building simulation programs HOT2000 and ENERPASS. The users of these software programs will select their windows from the list of windows in CATALOGUE.

Keywords

windows, fenestration, product information, thermal characteristics

Validation/Testing

N/A

Expertise Required

No special computer or engineering expertise required.

Users

Released in late 1996. It is used by builders, architects and researchers across Canada to select windows and doors.

Audience

Building designers and specifiers can use CATALOGUE to identify windows that meet their needs. Window manufacturers can also send CATALOGUE with a datafile of their products to their dealers, representatives and customers.

Input

No input required. Users select window and door characteristics from lists provided, and the output is determined from the program library.

Output

Creates specialized lists and rankings of windows and doors according to selected characteristics.

Computer Platform

PC-compatible 386 or higher, Windows 3.1 or 95.

Programming Language

C

Strengths

Easy to use program to select windows.

Weaknesses

N/A

Contact

Company:

Address:

650 Riverbend Drive
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada

Telephone:

(519) 743-8777

Facsimile:

(519) 743-8778

E-mail:

frame@enermodal.com

Website:

http://www.enermodal.com

Availability

CATALOGUE is free-of-charge. Contact Enermodal or download the program from the Enermodal web page.