High Performance Windows

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Fact Sheet

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Energy efficiency is a crucial component of sustainable design and energy efficient windows can greatly impact the environmental performance of a home. Energy lost through inefficient residential windows accounts for 9% of total residential energy consumption.

Homes with superior energy performance are due, in large part, to improvements in window technology. These technologies are widely available and are relatively inexpensive.

Download this fact sheet to learn about attributes and manufacturers of high performance windows including:

  • Comparison to conventional windows
  • Potential for LEED credits
  • Insulating and sound reduction properties
  • Energy saving features
  • Energy performance measurements
  • Placement considerations
  • Health considerations
  • Cost comparisons
  • Installation details

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