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Importance of Air Filtration in Commercial Buildings

Put simply, indoor air quality, or IAQ, is a measure of the quality of the air inside and around a commercial property. It is affected by a number of factors – including pollutants, contaminants, temperature and gases – and it’s becoming an increasing concern for property managers. In recent years, for example, IAQ has become […]

Net Zero Energy

Designing Window Systems for Net Zero Savings

Net Zero Energy Savings When approaching energy-reduction strategies to attain net zero energy building (NZEB) designation on new commercial construction projects, the lowest hanging fruit is often the most overlooked. Choosing high-performance windows with appropriate U values, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) and Visual Transmittance (VT) can dramatically decrease a structure’s energy use and operational […]

February 7, 2017 Uncategorized
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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The Most Energy Efficient Windows for the Northeast

Improving the energy efficiency of a building is one of the top reasons for commercial window replacements. New, high-performance windows can help property managers decrease heating and cooling costs. Learn more about energy efficient windows in this article.  Yet, the type of windows best suited for your property often depends on the region you live […]

November 30, 2016 Commercial windows
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Designing A Glass Storefront for Your Business

Renovating your business’s storefront makes sense for a number of reasons. First and most importantly, a well-designed glass storefront welcomes customers in and creates a lasting first impression about the character of your business. Your storefront is what draws potential customers into your business, and a well-designed façade can add to the bottom line. Plus, […]

November 23, 2016 Uncategorized
Environmental Regulation

EPA Building Certifications: What You Need to Know

Building owners and property managers of older properties have a long list of legal requirements for protecting against lead exposure. These guidelines are laid out in the EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), which outlines the steps building owners must follow when taking on projects that may disturb lead-based paints on the premises. […]

November 1, 2016 Articles
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Commercial vs. Residential Windows: What’s the Difference?

For commercial property managers and building owners, the costs of a window replacement project might seem jaw-dropping, especially if you’ve replaced windows at home. The costs might just not seem to add up. Yet, judging the two types side-by-side is misleading; it’s an apples-to-oranges comparison. Commercial and residential windows vary greatly in design. In fact, […]

September 1, 2016 Commercial windows
Soundproofing And Insulation

What Do I Need to Do With My Doors and Walls to Soundproof a Room?

You don’t need to have an aspiring musician in your home or business to benefit from soundproofing a room. Maybe you are renting out a bedroom or need a conference room to keep secrets inside. Maybe somebody in your household is hard of hearing and needs to turn up the TV or computer to comprehend […]

August 3, 2016 Articles, Uncategorized
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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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