Select and install high-performance windows, preferably windows that are ENERGY STAR rated or that meet or exceed the ENERGY STAR program requirements for windows, doors, and skylights. If you are seeking certification under the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program or the U.S. Department of Energy's Zero Energy Ready Home program, read this for more specific guidance.
DOE: Characterization of Energy Savings and Thermal Comfort Improvements Derived from Using Interior Storm Windows
This report records the results of a field study conducted in a historic home in Seattle, Washington, to document the performance of interior storm window inserts. The energy use and thermal performance of the house were monitored before and after the installation of the inserts. Using the defined analysis approach, it was determined that the interior storm windows produced a 22% reduction in heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning energy use and reduced building envelope leakage by 8.6%. Learn more.
The intent of this brief is to provide additional information to help assure the measure will be deemed in acceptance with the code. Providing notes for codes officials on how to plan review and field inspect can help the builder or remodeler with the proposed designs and provide the jurisdiction with information for acceptance. Providing the same information to all interested parties (i.e., code officials, builders, designers) is expected to result in increased compliance and fewer innovations being questioned at the time of plan review and/or field inspection.
Lots of decisions go into building a home that will survive whatever nature
throws at it.
One of the most critical decisions? Windows.
Eliminate expensive, reputation-damaging callbacks. Brand choice is critical when it comes to windows. Compared to other building materials, windows have to satisfy a varied menu of standards.
As a construction pro, you know how important it is to carefully choose the product brands you offer clients.
For truly customized windows outside and in, hear why Grandfather Homes chose JELD-WEN window and door products for this new home project. Experience inspiration.
In this exclusive series, learn why companies like Paradigm Building Group choose to work with JELD-WEN. Take a look at what makes JELD-WEN the perfect fit when it comes to finding the right window or door solutions for their customers.
Wood windows have come a long way. Options and selections have expanded from even 20 years ago. Wood was once the only material with which windows were made. Now, there are other options but the beauty and distinction of wood cannot be replicated. Welcome to the world of possibilities. Let's talk about why youâ€™ll love our wood windows. Explore this booklet to learn three reasons: versatility, performance and value.
At its roots, contemporary design embraces straight lines and natural elements. Sleek, casual and inviting, contemporary design is simple yet stunning. This e-book provides insights on six ideas for contemporary looking spaces: Natural light; Interior and exterior synergies; Simplicity and minimalism; Tone-on-tone palettes; Form follows function; and An element of surprise.
Historic preservation projects require a significant amount of care and attention to detail. Although window replacements are traditionally seen as a last resort to repair and ongoing maintenance, working with the right partners can improve the buildingâ€™s energy efficiency while preserving its legacy. Windows can have the most significant architectural impact on a buildingâ€™s aesthetics, and architects and designers should understand how to balance the needs of multiple stakeholders. This is achieved through knowledge of windowsâ€™ role in both sustainability and preservation, increased building operational efficiency, various design options to meet strict historic renovation criteria, and how to manage federal, state, and local building codes and tax incentives.