Mind the Gap: Summary of Window Residential Retrofit Solutions

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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. ...

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Safety Measures for Stormy Windows

Author: Bill York
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June 08, 2006

        In single-family homes, and many multifamily homes and condominiums, the existing, nonimpact- rated windows and/or glass doors generally cannot be retrofitted to meet current impact standards and building ... [continue reading]

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Crawlspace Conundrum

Author: Brad Turk
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May 01, 2005

        Q. I have a problem with the crawlspace in my home. When the air conditioning is running, I can smell the crawlspace. Is there a good way to keep ... [continue reading]

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Best Directions

Author: Larry Kinney
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March 01, 2005

        Energy gains and losses through windows are a strong function of a particular window’s U-factor and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), of course, but orientation plays a ... [continue reading]

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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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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]

New Zero-Energy Homes Almost to Cost Parity, While Codes & Incentives Help Cross the Finish Line óBy RMI's Alisa Petersen

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New Zero-Energy Homes Almost to Cost Parity, While Codes & Incentives Help Cross the Finish Line óBy RMI's Alisa Petersen

If you had a choice between building new homes that meet basic standards and building comfortable, healthy homes that dramatically ...

Top US Cities Considered the Most Energy Efficient

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Top US Cities Considered the Most Energy Efficient

Many people recognize the need for increased efforts to reduce energy consumption and make communities cleaner. As cities strive to ...

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