Posts Tagged ‘ low-E ’

North Carolina Adopts Emergency Rule Regarding Low-E Requirements in Code

Jun 23rd, 2014

The North Carolina Building Code Council will go before an administrative judge this week with an emergency rule the Council adopted regarding requirements for low-E windows. The state’s building code requires low-E windows to be used for their energy-efficiency benefits, and, according to the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) recently released U.S. Industry Market Studies, […]

Glass Companies Work to Educate on Using Proper Glass Selections

Mar 24th, 2014

With glass technology, building codes, and even the makeup of the architecture field all experiencing significant change during recent years, the need for information and education about low-E glass and solar control options—as well as how those choices interact—is increasing, say some industry members. “Architects now are being asked to meet ever-increasing energy codes,” says […]

Fourth Surface Low-E Coatings – A Prescription for ‘Pane’ But Not Without Side Effects

Feb 14th, 2014

During my recent travels to Michigan with the Polar Vortex temperatures in full effect, it seemed as though every window company I was visiting was getting phone calls from angry and confused customers about condensation.  It seemed like condensation complaints were on everybody’s mind. “Yes we like when the phone rings, especially this time of […]

The Long Term Approach to Thermal Performance Strategy – Look at the Frame!

Feb 25th, 2013

Just about every manufacturer I talk to these days is scrambling feverishly to analyze the thermal performance ratings of their various window product lines to make sure they have the most cost-effective solution available to be in compliance with the upcoming Energy Star requirements. The approach I most often see is to rank proposed changes […]