More stories about Energy-Efficient Windows

  • Low-E Insulated Windows and French Terrace Doors by Loewen

    Given the real and recent potential for violent storms along the Gulf Coast, the house features single-hung, low-E insulated windows and French terrace doors from Loewen. All are equipped with the company’s StormForce MP system of structural enhancements and monolithic laminated glass to withstand...

  • 100 Series Windows by Andersen

    Made for builders in the West, the 100 series product line is certified by Scientific Certification Systems for having a minimum of 40 percent pre-consumer recycled content by weight and for not releasing VOCs. The window is made from Fibrex, a blend of sawdust and polymer. The series is available...

  • SunCoatMAX Low-E Insulating Glass Windows by Milgard

    SunCoatMAX low-E insulating glass is now an upgrade option on the manufacturer’s full line of windows and patio doors. The double-pane, triple-coating technology provides a center-of-glass SHGC of 0.27 and a U-factor of 0.24. Montecito and Tuscany vinyl casement windows with SunCoatMAX, argon gas...

  • Ultra-Efficient Windows by Serious Materials

    Window manufacturers just might have one of the toughest jobs in providing green building products: making large “energy holes” in walls more efficient. They’ve come a long way, but there’s still lots of room for improvement. Serious Materials, following a recent acquisition of Alpen Energy Group...

  • Classic Beaded Weatherboard by NuCedar Mills

    An addition to the Classic Clapboard line of solar-reflective, prefinished cellular PVC siding, Classic Beaded Weatherboard offers the look and milled edge of traditional Carolina weatherboard, says the firm. The product is 100% recyclable. Endorsed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the panels...

  • Climate Changes: More stringent Energy Star criteria will vary based on local conditions.

    The Department of Energy (DOE) is changing Energy Star criteria for windows by remapping climate zones and tightening requirements by region. The Energy Star label was designed to help consumers recognize efficient products. But, today, too many windows meet the requirements, and some regions...

  • New + Notable Green Products

    New Green Building Products: LED lights, energy-efficient windows, solar water heating, low-flow faucets, and more.

  • Editors' Choice Green Product Awards

    Staff picks for the year's most innovative green building products.

  • Guardian Industries Developing Vacuum-Insulated Glass

    Double-pane vacuum-sealed glass units could achieve R-10 or better.

  • Sound-Abatement Windows Can Help Make a House Hushed and Healthy

    The Burlington Northern train runs through Ft. Collins, Colo., 10 times a day, and architect Pete Weber designed a mixed-use project right next to its noisy tracks. On this project, Weber, creative director for Boulder, Colo.-based Coburn Development, speced Weather Shield's Zo-e-shield 6 laminated...