Glazing / Guides

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...Glazing is a mix of polyethene, patio doors and reclaimed windows. For Greenhouse's in Kit form online with delivery, or Greenhouse construction materials, see here Ventilation: At this moment, two small fans provide the necessary fresh air and moisture removal. The installation of a ventilation system powered ...

Solar Air Heating Panels for Homes - How to Build DIY
Solar thermal collectors

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...Glazing will instantly reflect about 10% on its own, but is essential especially in areas with air movement creating a wind chill factor in winter, so really the best you can hope for in overall performance from a solar air heating panel is about 80% absorption of available light. Heat Panel Conductivity: Materials w...

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.

...glazing and leak out at the top of the shutter. So in spite of the shutter being about R20, the leakage reduced the effective R value to about R4 with the glazing. The other larger problem was that the shutter was not transparent and windows are made to look out of, so the shutters were rarely used. The shutters for ...

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?

...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...

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

...glazing). They are generally made of heavy-duty rubber or plastic treated with an ultraviolet (UV) light inhibitor to extend the life of the panels. Because of their inexpensive parts and simple design, unglazed collectors are usually less expensive than glazed collectors. These unglazed systems can even work for indoo...