Windows / Guides

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

The best tips for buying windows

...windows are best? Windows are essential to our houses so getting the choice of window right is essential . They give us natural light, a way to ventilate the ...

When should you replace windows
Windows and doors

When should you replace old windows?

...Windows, Replace or Repair? We often get asked if it is a good idea to replace old windows with new and better performing windows to save money. Usually to th...

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 p...

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?

...windows may be noticed last, especially as it is a room not used very often. Signs to look out for with condensation around bedroom windows are; water on the wi...

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

...windows wind open with a hand crank, s liders slide open sidesways, single and double hung windows open by sliding vertically. Single hung windows only slide ...

Correct window installation details
Windows and doors

How to install windows

...windows for your house, see here . The Demo House has triple-glazed argon-filled wood frame windows from Quebec high performance window manufacturer Elite . W...

Transparent solar power producing windows
Renewable energy

transparent solar panels

...windows, providing an onboard power source for electronic window functionality or to offset energy consumption in buildings. The Spark, produced by Bloomberg ...

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...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 ...

Top Tips for Getting a House Ready for Winter
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter preparation for your home - are you ready for the cold?

...windows. Read more here about what to look for when shopping for high performance windows. Drafts around windows and doors: Drafts in homes from windows &...

Recycled barn beams and a refinished clawfoot bathtub
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Recycled & reclaimed materials

...windows: Old windows can be great for sheds and greenhouses but are best not used in exterior walls of homes, for a number of reasons. Older windows might not h...

heat pumps in tandem with heat pump hot water tanks
Hot water

Increased efficiency with heat pumps working in tandem

...Windows are a part of that but they are also part of our energy performance strategy. The house is laid out south facing to maximize passive solar heat gain, ...