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Suspended-film insulating glass windows are high-performance windows
Windows and doors

Suspended-film insulating glass windows - A definitive guide for these high-performance windows

...glazed passive house standard windows in the better-performing houses out there, but you won’t see a whole lot of quadruple-glazed windows. Part of the reason is that the more glass you add, the heavier the windows get. The added weight of a third pane of glass often requires a more robust framing system, and the added...

Correct window installation details
Windows and doors

How to install windows

...glazed argon-filled wood frame windows from Quebec high performance window manufacturer Elite . Windows on the north, east and west have been selected for maximum insulation, and differ from windows on the south which have been selected for maximum heat gain. see here to know which type of window frame to choose betwee...

Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...glazed windows, allowing a generous amount of natural light to stream in. Ideal for an overwhelming feeling of calm, well-being and connection to the outside. You'll also notice the extended eaves which provide enhanced protection from the summer heat, and at just the right angle can also offer free passive heating cou...

Solariums in cold climates won't heat homes unless carefully designed and built
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

...glazed space adjacent to a dwelling, separated by an exterior wall and accessed through a door. Roofs are sometimes glazed, but not necessarily. Other solariums are permanently integrated into the living space and cannot be closed off from the rest of the home. Most commercially available solarium kits are constructe...

Swimming Pool Heating - Save energy & money & be Eco-friendly as possible Tips
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Heating a Swimming Pool - Top 10 Cost-Efficient & Eco-friendly ways to heat a pool

...glazed collector systems—with heat exchangers and transfer fluids—capture solar heat more efficiently than unglazed systems. Therefore, they can be used year-round in many climates. Glazed collectors also can be used to heat domestic hot water year-round though both glazed and unglazed collector systems should includ...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...glazed windows (2x more efficient than ENERGY STAR® double glazing) A double layer of low-emissivity window film selected for maximum insulating value (R6) Thermal and acoustic comfort (triple-pane windows transmit less sound than double pane). Chosen Triple-Glazed Window Brand: Elite doors and windows Low-...

Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto, Canadian Green Building winner
Real estate

This beautiful Renovation in Toronto is a Canadian Green Building Award Winner

...glazed windows To see more examples of beautiful Green Homes see here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home
Tiny house

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

...glazed with Low-e coatings for maximum performance and UV protection of interior finishes and furniture. If living in 500 square feet seems just a little too cozy for you, keep in mind that plans can be modified too. You can work with the manufacturers to customize the design and increase floor space, even to inclu...

Passive solar heating & cooling in Homes has a long history in USA
Passive solar home design

Passive house and passive solar - free heat for homes

...glazed Passive House certified windows , then they will be optimized to gain and retain the sun's heat. In Optimized Passive Solar House Design, proper shading prevents overheating in summer © Sunshine Saved Other shading techniques besides overhangs can be effective, for example using louvres over windows as s...

Building a Passive House that's LEED Certified too - an Owner's Tale
Passive House

An owner/builder's account of building a Passive House

...glazed units made in Ireland (R-7 to R-9). Installation proved a bit more challenging than usual, as they’re so soundproof that carpenters on opposite sides of the window had to literally shout to hear one another. Building a passive house that's also LEED certified is challenging © Construction Rocket Inc. If ...

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...glazed only with polyethylene. The floor is patio stones laid on top of a geotextile membrane. Cedar wood was used for its resistance to rot. Ventilation: No ventilation system is in place apart from the windows and polythene walls which are raised during the day to bring in fresh dry air and to avoid overheating. ...