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  • 10/13/2012
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Preserving Our Homes Sustainably: Old Windows Are Worth It

Informative piece from the National Trust for Historic Preservation (affiliated with the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans):

Replacement versus retrofits?  Weatherstripping versus storm windows?  As preservationists you are probably confronted with questions, derision, and downright disbelief  when you try to make the case for reusing existing windows. Happily, a new report just released by the Preservation Green Lab is sure to change the nature of the debate and make your advocacy a little easier.

This 59-page report, Saving Windows, Saving Money: Evaluating the Energy Performance of Window Retrofit and Replacement, was released today and is available on www.preservationnation.org/greenlab.
Researchers set out to determine the potential energy savings related to common practices for upgrading older, existing single-pane residential windows. Variables such as climate, regional energy costs, heating system efficiency, and window system performance were evaluated to understand which options provide the greatest energy savings for homeowners. READ MORE >>

via blog.preservationleadershipforum.org


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