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AERC Announcement on Cellular Shades

  On April 5, 2023, The Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC) announced the Minnesota Technical Reference Manual’s acceptance of AERC-certified...

Making the Case for Saving Money with Triple Pane Windows

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is suggesting triple-pane windows conserve energy, reduce noise, and lower home energy bills now that they are getting...

EPA’s Doug Anderson Talks ENERGY STAR® at FGIA Annual Conference

Everyone knows the window is the weak part of the home, and we need to do better......
Why Glazing Matters

Why Glazing Matters

Christine Williamson is the Director of Building Science & Education at Acelab and the founder of Building Science Fight Club (BSFC). In this video, she explains while we tend to think of a building’s energy efficiency almost entirely in terms of how well insulated it is, the most important factor influencing energy use is not insulation, but glazing ratio (how much of the enclosure is opaque versus glazed).

Manufacturers Weigh In On Why Windows Matter

Manufacturers Weigh In On Why Windows Matter

Manufacturers see the market swinging in the direction of energy efficiency and want to ensure they offer what is in demand, especially if they already have products that could fit into that market and invest in its development.

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Why Glazing Matters

Christine Williamson is the Director of Building Science & Education at Acelab and the founder of Building Science Fight Club (BSFC). In this video, she explains while we tend to think of a building’s energy efficiency almost entirely in terms of how well insulated it is, the most important factor influencing energy use is not insulation, but glazing ratio (how much of the enclosure is opaque versus glazed).

read more

AERC Announcement on Cellular Shades

  On April 5, 2023, The Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC) announced the Minnesota Technical Reference Manual’s acceptance of AERC-certified cellular shades for potential inclusion in Energy Conservation Improvement Programs. Read the press release to learn...

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Manufacturers Weigh In On Why Windows Matter

Manufacturers see the market swinging in the direction of energy efficiency and want to ensure they offer what is in demand, especially if they already have products that could fit into that market and invest in its development.

read more

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