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High Performance Windows

Window configurations that use low-e coatings, selective transmission films, inert gas fills, and thermal breaks can lead to higher energy performance. The net effect of these measures is to reduce the U-factor, and the right choice of these features depends on the application. Air Gaps and Inert Gases U-values can…

Windows and Glazing Properties

The design of fenestration (windows, skylights, etc) requires special attention because of the huge variety of available building components and the several important roles that windows play. Perhaps thermally most important, they admit solar radiation. This is often advantageous in the winter and disadvantageous in the summer. Also, despite dramatic…

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