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Budget Blinds of Chapel Hill
(919) 361-0495
5306 Highway 55, Suite 104
Durham, NC

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Budget Blinds of Cary
(866) 839-4770
402 Bellemeade Bay Dr
Durham, NC

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City Mirror & Glass
(919) 357-4537
101 Woodwinds Industrial Ct., Ste. O
Cary, NC
 
Fabrications By Michelle
(919) 870-0128
3601 Moss Bluff Ct
Raleigh, NC

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Window World & Siding Company, Inc.
(704) 271-1419
2229 Village Lake Drive
Charlotte, NC
Services
Windows; siding; entry doors; trim systems; cabinet refacing.
Membership Organizations
Homeowner Approved, Better Business Bureau Accredited Business; National Association of the Remodeling Industry; rated Best of Charlotte.

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ACME Door
(919) 598-8898
904 Indiana Ave
Durham, NC

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My Guys Remodeling
(866) 420-8614
1018 Morrisville Parkway Suite F
Morrisville, NC
 
V2K Window Decor & More
8311 Rubblestone Path
Raleigh, NC

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Grand South Design
(919) 846-4883
7209 Creedmoor Rd # 105
Raleigh, NC

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Original Triad Door Co
(336) 996-6547
117A East Bodenhammer Street
Kernersville, NC

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Green Building Windows & Doors

Green Windows & Doors Resource

From a green-built standpoint, windows rank second only to the design of an HVAC system in overall technological complexity. Heating, cooling and lighting consume 67% of all the electricity that’s generated. Windows and doors comprise a large portion of heat loss in a wall and lower the overall R-Value of the wall. Installing windows and doors correctly will help eliminate air infiltration and water leaks.

See Chapter 7 on Windows & Doors in the Green from the Ground Up book for more details or contact us about training .

Window Energy Performance

There are three primary factors in a window's energy performance:

frame construction glass spacer material that separates individual panes of glass through the glass (by radiation) across the spacer material that separates the two glass layers at their edges and through the frame of the window (by conduction) through the movement of air in the space between the glass (by convection) between the moveable or operable frame components (by air leakage) Rating Windows for Performance

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) was formed to standardize the claim of energy efficiency by window manufacturers.

U-factor - for the entire window, distinct from a center-of-glass rating.

Solar heat gain coefficient - represents the amount of heat that is transmitted through the glass. The lower the number, the less heat transmittance.

Visible light transmittance - is the "sunglasses" effect. The lower the number, the darker things will appear through the glass.

Air leakage - is rated in cubic feet of air passing through a square foot of window area. The lower the number, the less air will pass through cracks in the assembly. This may be left blank by manufacturers of lower-quality windows.

Condensation resistance - measures the ability of the window to resist condensation on the inside of the glass. The higher the number the better.

Green Window & Door installers’ Transition Guide

Familiarize yourself with which windows are available in your area

Learn about what technologies are available to market to your customers

Many manufactures and dealers offer training and free seminars

Consider wood windows

High quality and long life

Available in replacement sizes and installation

More expensive than vinyl, Use FSC wood or engineered materials

Carefully install windows and door to eliminate any air leaks

Even a small air leak can have a huge impact on heat loss over the life of the building

Use expanded foam around all windows and doors. Be sure that head flashing is installed

One can of expansion foam. Look for products that use HFC rather than HCFC or CFC as propellants.

Understand the prevailing winds on the site

Wind will push on a building and contribute to air infiltration. Understanding the prevailing winds can also help you to take advantage of cooling breezes

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