Choosing windows / Guides

Correct window installation details
Windows and doors

How to install windows

...Choosing higher quality windows on all sides of your home will mean reduced heat loss over a poorer quality window, and with the right windows on the south side...

How to choose Triple pane, high performance windows
Windows and doors

The best tips for buying windows

...windows to reduce energy bills all year round? It is very important to understand that choosing the wrong windows will work against any effort and investme...

When should you replace windows
Windows and doors

When should you replace old windows?

...Windows, Replace or Repair? We often get asked if it is a good idea to replace old windows with new and better performing windows to save money. Usually to...

Wood frame Triple-glazed, argon-filled windows in the Ecohome Demo House
Windows and doors

Choosing windows - which window frame? wood v aluminum v vinyl

...windows wind open with a hand crank, s liders slide open sidesways, single and double hung windows open by sliding vertically. Single hung windows only sli...

Correctly installed Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Windows and doors

Installing doors & windows for the best performance in high efficiency homes, LEED & Passive House

...Windows makes a measurable difference Windows can really make or break the comfort and efficiency of your home . Choosing the right windows and installing ...

Vinyl record album
Healthy indoor air quality

Keep vinyl out of your home (albums excluded of course)

...Choosing healthy and durable flooring materials Choosing green kitchen countertops Wood or metal siding for exterior cladding Fiberglass window fram...

Balanced insulation levels in a green home
Efficient home design

Insulation in Green Home Building, a balanced approach to putting it where it does the most good

...windows on the south can gain more heat in the day than they lose at night, giving you a net heat-gain. Windows on all other sides always result in a net heat-l...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

Choosing between buying, building or renting 1. Building a new home. Building a sustainable and energy efficient house is not necessarily more expens...

Tips for finding a reliable green home builder
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

How to choose a home-building contractor

...windows and doors , for example, which is an essential part of building a more efficient home . Choosing a contractor by doing a web search for ‘green buil...

Thermal image showing where home heat loss is occurring.
Insulation and soundproofing

How insulation works

...windows. Both these effects are known as natural convection, as opposed to forced convection where the wind or the use of ventilators create a greater impa...

Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help
Ventilation

Ventilation & air exchangers

...windows was common place. This led to a build up of mould and mildew in homes. Modern day airtight homes need mechanical assistance to stop moisture damage and ...

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