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Windows

Windows play an important role in green building. They let in natural light, which reduces the need for energy-produced artificial light, and they provide views for more pleasant living environments. Windows can help control the temperature of a home by letting in warmth from the sun or by letting in a breeze on a cooler day. Size and orientation of windows are key to overall temperature control. Using double and triple-pane windows will increase the energy efficiency of as well as reduce the sound transmission through the window.

And finally, a window’s installation is critical to it’s perform as well to the comfort of the homeowner. The exterior of all windows needs to be flashed properly to eliminate the possibility of water entering the wall cavity and the space between the window and the framing needs to be filled with foam insulation to eliminate air infiltration.

 


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