Glazed / Guides

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

...glazed windows offer one interior cavity, usually filled with argon or krypton gas as an insulator. Triple-pane offers you a second interior cavity, but the cost goes up, along with the weight. There is no question that triple-pane offers more thermal protection, and the added cost will likely be recouped in energy 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 ...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...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-...

Passive home designer Harold Orr, one of the original high performance homes
Passive solar home design

The principal designer of the house that inspired the global Passivhaus movement reflects on the project that started it all.

...glazed windows or windows with shutters, no basement, a crawl space with R20 in the floor system, and a very tight air / vapour barrier. How homes lose energy in cold climates In my prescription I said "No basement" and a "very tight air / vapour barrier". If we could reduce air leakage by 80%...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...glazed argon filled wooden framed passive house standard windows First performance benchmark for Edelweiss: Passive Solar Index 15 Registration date: August 25, 2015 Region: Outaouais, Quebec Type of construction: Single-family New home PSI rating: 15 kWh / m² Method of calculation: measured post-occupanc...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...glazed - especially if they have aluminum glazing bars. What’s the problem with condensation? Traditionally, most building experts will mention mold and mildew as the main problems caused by condensation in homes – but first off, here’s a point to think about in connection with condensation on windows that we haven...