Window Selection for 7-Star Homes

27 February 2024

Watch this insightful presentation by the Australian Glass & Window Assocation (AGWA), which explores the intricate details of optimising window selection for 7-star homes. Originally held 27 March 2024 and hosted by ACA NSW/ACT.


In this webinar, AGWA’s Technical Manager Russell Harris delves into the outcomes of an extensive study encompassing over 52,000 NatHERS simulations. This comprehensive research, spanning various climate zones, orientations and designs, provides a unique perspective on floor-to-window ratios, overshadowing, and the selection of other crucial building elements.

AGWA is equipped with the expertise to guide you through the nuanced process of product selection, with a specific focus on windows, for achieving optimal energy efficiency in 7-star homes nationwide.


Russell Harris has around 20 years of experience in the window and door industry, covering a wide range of disciplines. Russell has extensive project management experience and a thorough understanding of fenestration including compliance, product design, development, testing and the regulatory framework affecting the window industry. With experience in R&D, he is familiar with many of the emerging technologies, innovations and market influences that are likely to impact the industry in the future.

Russell has held the post of Technical Manager at the AGWA since 2016. The position involves industry training, involvement in Australian Standards committees, industry communication, technical support, and liaising with industry associations.


Members $30
Non-members $60
*One ticket per attendee.

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Completion of this 1 hour webinar and submission of answers to CPD questions will deliver 1 formal CPD point.

Learning outcomes:

  • An understanding of how material selection, structural considerations and construction systems impact design outcomes.
  • Insights into designing for performance through meticulous product selection, specifically focusing on windows for achieving 7-star energy efficiency in homes nationwide.

AACA Competencies:

  • Detail Design and Construction Documentation – PC 39

Links will be provided for recording access and CPD questions. Please complete questions after viewing the webinar in its entirety. Certificates will be provided following online submission of answers to questions. Please keep your receipt, completed questions and certificate for your CPD records.


For questions on event contact please contact the ACA NSW/ACT Executive Officer; or for questions about this webinar on demand and accessibility please contact the National Webinar Manager on