Mind the Gap: Summary of Window Residential Retrofit Solutions
Improving the insulation, solar heat gain, and infiltration characteristics of windows can significantly improve overall thermal performance by reducing heat transfer through the window and by decreasing air leakage into and out of a home. ...
Improving the insulation, solar heat gain, and infiltration characteristics of windows can significantly improve overall thermal performance by reducing heat transfer through the window and by decreasing air leakage into and out of a home. ... [continue reading]
One recent addition to the cost-effective efficiency measures available for home retrofits is low-e storm windows. These high-performing window attachments are up to 25% more efficient than single-pane or double-pane windows. Recent validation studies by DOE ... [continue reading]
On a mission to help people make homes more energy efficient? So are we. Indow sells and installs interior window inserts in homes that help homeowners stay warmer in the winter and cooler in ... [continue reading]
An important factor in the airtightness of a building, and its energy efficiency, is the amount of infiltration allowed through closed windows and doors. Typical old double-hung windows are especially prone to infiltration. [continue reading]
Last July, two California companies made a splash in the residential window-manufacturing industry when they announced that their new energy-efficient windows had been certified by the Passivhaus Institut (PHI) in Germany. Casagrande Woodworks and Wooden ... [continue reading]
Interior and exterior window attachments are compared in-depth through research and field evaluation. [continue reading]
An in-depth window study on six homes compares the effectiveness of plastic vs. metal weatherstripping. [continue reading]
As part of a coalition of residential energy efficiency organizations including the Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. (AEA), Building Performance ...
The concept for this document came from members of the AIACC, who are embracing the architect’s role in ...