Recent Energy Saving Windows Articles

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Smart Curtains Close Themselves

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 20, 2014

Have you ever found yourself lying on the couch when the sun changes angle, and suddenly it becomes unbearably hot when before you were just nice and cozy? Imagine being your house,...

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Seeing the Future Through Smart Windows

Posted by Katie Marks | Sep 17, 2013

A window is a window is a window, right? Sure, with a few small differences: you've got your single-paned and your double-paned, your windows with special films to keep out glare and...

A man survives hot weather by cooling himself with a fan. (Photo: monkeybusinessimages/

Simple Weatherizing for Summer

Posted by Laura Foster-Bobroff | May 17, 2013

Weatherizing a home to reduce energy usage and maximize savings is something homeowners think about in cold weather. The fact is, energy efficiency is just as important during summer...

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Best Tips for Choosing Windows

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Mar 15, 2013

Choosing windows, whether they are replacement windows or windows for new construction, take research. Window salespeople have great pitches, some of which can seem hard to refuse....

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Top 6 Energy Saving Features to Look for in a New Home

Posted by Sayward Rebhal | Aug 06, 2012

So maybe you’re thinking about jumping on these record low interest rates, taking the plunge, and buying a new home? Congratulations! It’s exciting, and there’s so...

According to green building consultant Carl Seville, replacing windows should be last on your list of energy-efficiency upgrades.

For Energy Efficiency, Replace Your Windows Last

Posted by Carl Seville | Apr 09, 2012

When most people think about energy efficiency, once they stop talking about solar panels, they usually get to windows. “My windows are so old,” or “They’re...

Knowing the angle of the sun makes a difference in passive solar design.

Thermal Mass in Passive Solar Design

Posted by Carl Seville | Mar 07, 2012

People have been talking about passive solar buildings for a long time, although there have been surprisingly few actually built during that time. In the 1970’s and early 1980’s...

This house is in Atlanta. The tile portion of the roof absorbs heat, but not as much as asphalt would. The metal portion of it is better -- it reflects heat away from the house. --Carl

Building a House to Fit Local Climate Conditions

Posted by Carl Seville | Feb 06, 2012

Before the invention of central heat and air conditioning, people generally built houses that were designed to be as comfortable and durable as possible for their specific climate....