Window performance / Guides

Windows and doors

How to install windows

...windows on all sides of your home will mean reduced heat loss over a poorer quality window, and with the right windows on the south side you can gain more heat ...

Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Windows and doors

How to install windows for the best performance and durability

...window. Windows can really make or break the comfort and efficiency of your home. Choosing the right windows and installing them for maximum performance an...

Triple-glazed, argon-filled windows in the Ecohome Demo House
Windows and doors

Choosing windows - Material options and function

...window placement can easily reduce your heating needs by 25 percent. Window design Operational windows (the ones that open) can work in several ways. ...

When should you replace windows
Windows and doors

When should you replace old windows?

...window through added energy savings from that individual window. How long will it take to save $1,600 worth of heat through a better window, and will you even l...

Triple pane, high performance windows
Windows and doors

What to look for when buying windows

...windows with high quality window frames. And remember that the frame of your window can actually represent up to 25% of the total window area, so the same ...

Concept, design and architecture

Building science made easy - video

...Window openings were built out to allow for the additional exterior insulation. The Delta air barrier was wrapped around the entire window box and into the inte...

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 sola...

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation on Campbell Island,
Passive House

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation in British Columbia

...windows by Euroline Windows Inc. ; split system heat pumps and Comfoair 200 HRV units by Zehnder . Project credits: Owner Vancouver Coastal Health ...

Icicles are an indication of heat loss, which can cause damage to insu
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter troubleshooting - are you ready for the cold?

...windows. Before getting all gung-ho about replacing windows, a seasonal solution can be covering them with a thin sheet of plastic; that will prevent heat loss,...

Heat Recovery Ventilation - Lunos video
HRV and ERV

Lunos ductless air exchanger

...performance home, bringing in fresh air and removing moisture. An HRV uses the heat in stale exhaust air to warm incoming fresh air. Until now, this has meant a...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...performance fiberglass windows 0.5 ACH (Air changes per hour) at 50 PA Energy Recovery Ventilator rated at 94% efficiency 225 kg per sq.ft. of therm...

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