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    The 2011 COTE Top Ten Green Projects are working examples of the power of a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology.

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    HKS's chief sustainable officer teaches the 2030 Challenge and architectural energy modeling using a four-part game.

  • The Pros and Cons of Window Films

    Solar-controlling window films can block up to 80% of the sun’s heat, boosting a home’s efficiency. Here’s what builders and remodelers need to know.

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  • Energy Star Casement Windows From Kolbe

    Kolbe. With a U-factor as low as 0.19, triple-pane aluminum-clad Ultra Energy Performance casement windows meet Energy Star certifications throughout the United States and Canada. Pine frames are standard, but multiple wood species are available. The casements have a standard 3 1/4-inch jamb depth...

  • UV-Blocking Daylighting Panels From Duo-Gard

    Duo-Gard. The company now offers its translucent daylighting panels with 3S Solar Block, a transparent coating that the firm claims transmits up to 79% of visible light while blocking 99.9% of the UV rays that can cause fading and 95% of infrared heat rays. The product allows pros to bring in...

  • Window Performance Guide From Marvin

    Marvin's “Performance Education Handbook,” available online and in print, includes design pressure (DP) ratings, Energy Star ratings, glass performance, and NFRC certification and labeling for the company’s entire product line, among other performance topics.

  • Energy-Efficient Window Packages From Milgard

    Milgard. Designed to take the guesswork out of optimizing window efficiency and matching units to the home’s climate, 3D/3D Max Energy Packages address energy efficiency through the three dimensions of a window: frame, product design, and glazing unit. Package components include technologies with...

  • Glass Performance Tutorial From Jeld-Wen

    Jeld-Wen. The company a 2010 Energy Star Partner of the Year, offers an energy resource section on its Web site with information on the energy tax credits, a tutorial on glass performance, guidelines on Energy Star zone requirements, and a list of qualified models. The site also lists thermal...