‘Innie’ Windows or ‘Outie’ Windows?

Posted on April 28,2015 by user-756436 in deep energy

Builders in northern states and Canada often specify exterior wall foam for new construction as well as for residing jobs on existing houses. Installing rigid foam on exterior walls reduces thermal bridging through studs and (as long as the foam is thick enough) greatly reduces the chances of condensation in wall cavities. Current trends favor thicker and thicker foam; many cold-climate builders now routinely install 4 or 6 inches of EPS, XPS, or polyiso on exterior walls.

Shedding light on Windows

Posted on April 28,2015 by Mike_Maines in Daylighting for Energy Efficiency

Window design helps make the most of your site Double glazed. Triple glazed. Low emissivity. Passive solar. [Windows](node/11570 "Good Windows Are Essential to Energy Conservation and Comfort") are talked about a lot in green building. While it is important to compare their [technical merits](node/11548 "Design Around the Sun to Lower Heating and Lighting Needs"), more subtle decisions need to be made during the design process. Imaginative window design can help you enjoy your house more and make it greener at the same time.

Serious Energy Buys Republic Windows Factory

Posted on April 28,2015 by user-756436 in Serious Energy

CHICAGO, IL — Serious Energy, a California manufacturer of energy-efficient windows, recently purchased a 125,000-square-foot window factory in Chicago for $1.45 million. The factory became available when its former owner, Republic Windows & Doors, filed for bankruptcy.

Fine Home Building Window Installation Done Right

Classic and Durable Window and Door Trim Details

Posted on April 28,2015 by krlucas in doors

For durable window details look no farther than the oldest houses on your block. Build small roofs over windows and doors; recess them into the wall if you can. The trim details can be as simple or fancy as you want. For design guidence, look at classic houses.

I was driving through Maine last week and saw great examples of water shedding details on houses that have been around for 120-250 years.

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