Mind the Gap: Summary of Window Residential Retrofit Solutions
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This online-only article is a supplement to the Spring 2017
print edition of Home Energy Magazine.
February 28, 2017
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. As approximately 43% of existing homes (~50 million houses) still have low-performing, single-pane clear-glass windows, and millions of other homes have only double-pane clear-glass windows, improving window performance can also save a lot of energy.
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