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4 Resources Help Draw the Shades on Poor Window Performance

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Feb 20, 2014 01:01 AM
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by Paula Melton last modified Feb 15, 2014

Author name:  Peter Yost Blog Category:  GreenSpec Insights BuildingGreen's Top Stories Predicting performance and rationally selecting window coverings—from awnings to films to cellular shades—is incredibly challenging, but real help is on the way. There is a lot of interest in just how much (and at how low a price point) window coverings can improve building thermal performance. Both the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have been working on this issue; electric utilities would like to know how window coverings can fit into their efficiency programs; and both building professionals and consumers need objective guidance on how to compare window coverings—to each other and to window replacement. Where does our industry stand on assessing thermal performance of window attachments, or coverings? There are four new or emerging resources that paint a more complete picture. read more






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