Category: Energy Efficiency

Solar Heat-Gain

How a Window’s Solar Heat-Gain Coefficient (SHGC) Can Impact Your Business’s Energy Bill

Chances are, if you’ve shopped for windows, you’ve seen the terms U-Value and R-Value. Yet, there’s a term that’s just as significant that’s not as well understood – it’s solar heat-gain coefficient (SHGC). Expressed as a value between 0 and 1, SHGC is the amount of solar radiation that passes through the window’s glazing. Simply […]

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Curtain Walls vs Window Walls: Key Differences

In commercial construction, glass is a versatile design element. It can serve decorative and functional purposes, and glass exterior facades are one of the most popular elements in modern mid- and high-rise design.  Builders have numerous options for integrating glass into exterior walls, but two of the most common are curtain walls and window walls. […]

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Commercial Window Energy Efficiency: How Building Owners Can Save Big

Improving the efficiency of your commercial property offers a clear financial advantage. Studies have shown that green buildings command higher rents and have lower vacancy rates. They have higher selling prices and increased asset valuations. Overall, their operating costs are below those of traditional buildings. There are a number of ways to “green” a commercial […]

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How to Detect Inefficient Windows in the Winter

When the topic of your windows’ job in regards to energy efficiency arises, there’s almost a bipartisan split of opinions that’s more recognized in political debates. One side of the spectrum is passionate that replacing windows is a highly overrated “green” renovation which should be vacated and the budget focused elsewhere. The pro-window replacement crowd […]

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Weatherproofing Commercial Windows and Doors for Winter

In the winter months, a commercial property’s building envelope – the surfaces, including windows and doors that separate the interior and exterior – is prone to heat loss. This can be caused by improper insulation, cracks or leaks in the seals, and aging systems. Commercial windows and doors are a prime target for inefficiencies. Fortunately, […]

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Understanding Window R-Values

When researching replacement windows, you’ve likely stumbled across two terms relating to energy efficiency: R-value and U-value. Both terms are used in the construction industry to define the energy efficiency of a given material, but there are key differences that can be confusing to understand. Choosing the most efficient windows starts with understanding the differences […]

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Understanding Window U-value

When researching replacement windows, you’ve likely stumbled across two terms relating to energy efficiency: R-value and U-value. Both terms are used in the construction industry to define the energy efficiency of a given material, but there are key differences that can be confusing to understand. Choosing the most efficient windows starts with understanding the differences […]

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Understanding U-Value and R-Value

Today’s commercial windows are described using industry jargon – U-value, Low-E, SHGC, and R-value. All of these terms can get confusing and make the process of selecting windows and doors more difficult. You probably have questions: for starters, what do these terms mean? And how do they relate to the window’s efficiency rating? Understanding today’s […]

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