Glazing / Guides

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

...glazing, which will then rise and draw cooler air from below. This natural process of air convection will distribute heat through your home. Blinds and curtains that are light in colour and reflective will offer more respite from the heat than materials that are dark or have matte surfaces. Of course this is only the...

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?

...glazing panels! Condensation within double glazing typically suggests that there is a problem with the sealed unit in the windows. This means that a point in the edge seal of the window has failed and is allowing moisture to enter because the sealant between the glass and frame will have to be renewed. For help on de...

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

...glazing that brings the outdoors in, and it's more spacious than a tiny house on wheels that has to meet highway regulations for vehicle size. It’s a bit more like a small one bedroom condo than a tiny house, and with a few benefits that make it more liveable than your average tiny house, like being able to stand up in...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...glazing that brings the outdoors in, and it's more spacious than a tiny house on wheels that has to meet highway regulations for vehicle size. It’s a bit more like a bijou 2 bedroom condo than a tiny house, and with a few benefits that make it more liveable than your average tiny house, like being able to stand up in y...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...glazing oriented to the south for passive heat gain . Energy efficiency, insulation and orientation: An efficient and resilient home is one that uses minimal energy to heat, light and run appliances. The biggest draw is *almost always heating , so reducing heat requirements is the best way to reduce operational cos...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...glazing is south facing Triple paned argon filled fiberglass framed windows > R4.5 Ceiling: 3" Polyisocyanurate and 36" of cellulose > R151 Wall insulation: 14" of EPS foam and 7.5" of mineral wool > R 80 Slab on grade insulation: EPS foam and polyurethane > R60 0,57 ACH @ 50 Pa ( Air Changes per Hour at 50 P...

Reflective window film to reduce overheating
Windows and doors

Product feature: window film treatment to reflect heat and lower air conditioning bills

...glazing of windows and acts as a heat shield to improve the performance of windows without low-E coatings. SketchNanoGard blocks 85% of infrared rays, which heat the home and cause discomfort when they are too abundant and the air temperature is high. The product was designed to block the most important wavelengths...

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?

...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-maintenance exterior cladding & roofing Sustainable homes...

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

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...glazing that it has to be the highest performance available. Triple-glazed panes filled with inert argon gas with a double-coating of low-E surface treatment are specified throughout. These are quivalent to an R 6 window. By comparison, regular double-paned windows found in standard code-built homes offer only about R2...

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

...glazing units and windows . Window flashing detail in a high-performance home with exterior insulation © Glen Sakuth Angled bottom sills: by building your sills on a slight angle out, any water that finds its way in will be directed to the exterior. Window flashings: after wrapping weather barriers into pla...

When should you replace windows
Windows and doors

When should you replace old windows?

...glazing units .. A truly accurate assessent of whether or not you should replace windows would take a quote of the windows you want and possibly energy modeling of your existing winodws and potential new ones to see how far out your payback period would be be, but to quickly do your own very rough guesstimation - ima...