Weather-Stripping Windows with V-Strip

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Weather-Stripping Windows with V-Strip

An in-depth window study on six homes compares the effectiveness of plastic vs. metal weatherstripping.

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Sealing Up Your Home's Leaks

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June 16, 2001

Your house's walls and windows-what building professionals call the building envelope or shell-are supposed to prevent air from moving through them. [continue reading]

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How to get Shading Right

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May 01, 2001

Recent improvements to window technology make substantial air conditioning energy savings possible. However, shading remains a time-tested method to accomplish the same end. [continue reading]

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Today's Wonderful Windows

Author: Cindy Wills
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September 01, 2000

The main barriers to choosing high-efficiency windows are lack of product awareness and cost considerations. As a result, residential construction professionals play a key role in promoting wise window choices to their clients. [continue reading]

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Storm Windows Save Energy

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July 01, 2000

Although new, high-performance windows are the ideal, simply putting up storm windows in the wintertime can be a very effective alternative. [continue reading]

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Window Rating Lessons from Around the Globe

Author: Peter Lyons
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September 01, 1998

Twenty years ago, ratings for residential windows were not an issue-single-pane, clear glass was the norm, and double glazing was clearly better. [continue reading]

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Software: The Key to Effective Ratings

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September 01, 1998

The success of window ratings programs, from the United Kingdom to Korea, depends on consistent, accurate, and inexpensive software. [continue reading]

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Creating Windows of Energy-Saving Opportunity

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September 01, 1997

Renovating historic homes is a tricky and sometimes onerous task. The desire to retain the historic character of the building, and in some cases the actual historic material, competes with the desire to improve energy performance. [continue reading]

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Getting the Lead Out of Windows

Author: Nancy Boone
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September 01, 1997

Flaking paint and paint dust from old windows is a potential source of lead hazard. To eliminate the hazard of lead paint you can either remove the paint or remove the window. [continue reading]

Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance

Scott Mellberg

Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance

Homeowners are often aware of the different problems they experience in their homes: uncomfortable rooms, high utility bills, poor indoor ...

Short-term thinking 'putting energy security at risk'

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Short-term thinking 'putting energy security at risk'

The Deputy Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Katja Hall told the CBI Energy Conference on July 17th ...

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