Window performance / Discussions

What is the best way to seal around windows?

...window and frame work, it looks like there might be caulking around windows and door on the outside. Now I'm wondering if there is any insulation around any of ...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Oct. 8, 2019, 8:53 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

If a passive house is designed well is it worth the extra cost for Low E window coatings?

...window selection, have a read here first - How to choose the best windows for High Performance Homes There is a lot to it, and it is honestly best left to t...

Posted by Joe Van Kuren June 7, 2019, 8:37 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

Is it worth investing in triple-pane windows?

...windows , but the short story is as follows: Triple pane windows from our research will usually pay for themselves in the long run, as will gas filled windows. ...

Posted by K.P. July 8, 2017, 12:39 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What is the best way to frame window openings when adding exterior insulation?

...windows yet? We have a page on how to choose the best windows and what to look for in window performance. Choosing triple pane windows instead of double pane wi...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten May 30, 2019, 8:16 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?

...windows (thermal conductance, transmittance, solar gain, etc.) – another window question eh? Here is a page on window design for choosing between wood, aluminum...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

What windows should you use when trying to build a Passive House?

...window performance Choosing the right windows How to install windows properly

Posted by Raoul Lions Jan. 25, 2019, 2:18 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What do you think of insulated T Studs in Canada?

...window and doors which is often a weak point of a House. The install of electrical and plumbing is also interesting as they just stab it through the insulation ...

Posted by Lee Watt June 3, 2019, 10:57 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

When I use my stove hood I get smoke odours in my home, is that due to negative pressure and how do I fix it?

...windows and leaks in the walls. That would be the case with a home built in the 60s that has not had a major renovation to improve thermal performance and air t...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 12:37 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...windows is good, as long as you don’t end up feeling like you’re in a bunker. Your design sounds similar to our Edelweiss House , we did include a few small win...

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses