Triple pane windows / Guides

When should you replace windows
Windows and doors

When should you replace old windows?

...windows too. For full disclosure before we do 'our' math, we don't like vinyl and we would only ever install triple pane windows with Low- E coatings and wood or fiberglass frames. A truly accurate assessent of whether or not you should replace windows would take a quote of the windows you want and possibly energy mo...

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

The best tips for buying windows

...pane or mid-level triple pane glazing. SHGC > 0,6. 3. The Difference choosing a Very high quality triple pane glazing and frame, entry-level Passivhaus certified. 0,3 ≤ SHGC ≤ 0,6. Choosing windows based on home orientation When you start shopping in the area of high performing windows bear in mind whic...

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

...triple glazing? Glazing refers to the panes of glass in windows . Double-pane or double-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-p...

Real estate

Real estate

...windows - look for water damage around the interior, signs of air leakage, double or triple-pane Quality mechanical systems - iare they old or new? Check model numbers online for reviews and efficiency Some of the above items are fairly self-explanatory, other topics will be explored at greater depth in other art...

How radiant floors work
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

How to design for thermal comfort in a home

...windows. As warm, humid indoor air comes in contact with cold windows in winter, it cools, the moisture within it condenses on the window, and the cooler, denser air falls, creating air movement and the sensation of a draft. The interior surface of triple-pane windows are warmer than double-pane windows resulting in ...

Net Zero Energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

...Windows: Triple pane windows containing two coats of low e film, argon gas filled glazing with insulating spacers between panes. Net Zero Energy home © Effect Home Builders Solar Electricity: Solar-electric systems located on all three homes will generate electricity to supply their own el...

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: position windows towards the center of the rough opening rather than installing them flush to the outside. Windows that are installed at the exterior point of openings have a lot more thermal bridging around the frames. Windows in the centre of the opening reduce the risk of condensation by keeping window peri...

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...Windows are triple pane, fibreglass framed, argon filled with an average R value of 4.5. Window glazing is 91% south facing to avoid heat loss and maximise solar heat gain. Exterior durability measures include a metal roof and fascia, electrically controlled exterior shutters, stone and red spruce siding. Heat reco...

Net Zero Homes - Canada's first certified Net Zero House in BC
Green building certifications

The first Net Zero-labelled homes in Canada

...triple-pane high efficiency windows and doors for Zero Net Energy homes , with a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient [SHGC] of 0.18 and a North American Fenestration Standards [NAFS] performance grade rating of PG50 Plus. A modern design of Net Zero Home © Falcon Ridge Contracting To see more about ...

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...triple pane gas-filled windows with low-e coatings to ensure that the heat gained in the daytime outweighs the heat lost at night. It's important to keep in mind that passive solar heating is not something that should intimidate you in the design phase, and it isn't an 'all or nothing' concept. It is an ancient and r...

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?

...Triple-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...