Windows for Passive House, LEED, Zero Energy & Passive Solar Homes - All there is to know about choosing & fitting windows

High Performance Windows & Doors are an essential part of all homes when building new or renovating, & especially when going for Passive House certification & Designs, Passive Solar heating design, LEED certified homesZero Energy Homes - Learn everything here about Windows & Doors & how they contribute to Passive Solar heating.

When should you replace windows
Windows and doors

When should you replace old windows?

Replacing old windows in all but the most extreme cases will not save money in your lifetime. Repairing old windows or adding layers may be a more cost-effective solution.… 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. U…

Skylights can be problematic in a high performance home
Windows and doors

Are skylights an asset or a liability?

Skylights offer natural light in a home but account for a lot of heat loss and can cause problems in cold climates. Here are some tips for selection and installation.… So are skylights a good or bad idea? It has been said that there are two kinds of skylights; those that leak, and those that are going to leak. This is…

Correct window installation details
Windows and doors

How to install windows

Tips for window installation that will give you the best performance and durability.… Fitting Windows, how to fit windows correctly to avoid air or water leaks  Watch more Green Building videos here The Edelweiss LEED Platinum V4 Demo House has been oriented towards the south to increase passive heat gain and reduce …

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

Top Tips for installing windows & doors to prevent water leaks & air infiltration, helping them perform better & last longer, especially in LEED, Passive House & ZNE Homes… Why Installing Windows & Doors Correctly is so Important Window & Door openings are breaches in a building envelope that need to be carefully mana…

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

The best tips for buying windows

The quality of windows you install will have a big impact on both your comfort and your heating bill. Here is a guide to help you choose the best windows for your high performance home… Which windows are best? Windows are essential to our houses so getting the choice of window right is essential. They give us natural …

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

The energy efficiency of your home is greatly affected by doors and windows, so choose well. Here are some tips about what to look for and what to avoid.… Material choices for window frames: Window frames can be made from a variety of materials offering different levels of performance and insulation values. Air in the…

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This is where to discover How to Choose & Fit your Passive House certified Windows & Doors Correctly, or which type of window frame is best between Wood v Aluminum v Vinyl (PVC)?  and even our Top Tips for Choosing High Performance Windows. Also When to change Windows when Renovating? And Are Skylights a Bad Idea? Learn what type of windows are best for a LEED certified home, or simply which type of windows are going to last the longest in any new home build or renovation because the best windows are ones that keep bad weather out, whilst letting the light stream in - all in balance with keeping your home comfortable year-round wherever you are in the USA or Canada.

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