Window Selection for New and Existing Homes
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM) (PDT)
On average windows makeup to 15-20% of the surface area of walls in new and existing homes. In California, windows can account for up to 45% of cooling loads. Selecting the right windows can substantially increase comfort and reduce energy costs. In fact, selecting the right window technology can double your walls' total R-value! Window technologies have changed considerably in recent years. These products can save up to 25% on heating costs and up to 40% on cooling costs but using the wrong window technology in the wrong climate can increase energy costs. Sorting out all the options and variables can be very confusing. Windows are also critical components to Passive House performance and this class will explain Passive House windows and the performance differences.