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LifeEdited: Looking At Windows

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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One of the hardest decisions in the design of buildings is the choice of windows. There are so many variables and choices, and so much misinformation. For the LifeEdited project, where the windows are going into an existing building, both looking out and opening on to a fire escape, there are even more variables and limitations. For the LifeEdited project , the goal is to provide the greenest alternative. But then the issue is, how do you define green? Is it just energy savings in operations, or is it a full life cycle cost? Which rules, efficiency or aesthetics? Security? Convenience? There are so many questions. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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