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Browsing Archive: March, 2012

Choosing a Low-E Window

Posted by John Noriega on Saturday, March 31, 2012,

In a recent post, we explained the benefits of using DIY low-emissivity coatings to insulate your current windows at the fraction of the cost of replacing them.  But if you are designing a new sustainable building or home and have the opportunity to select your windows from the cutting edge options available today, these general guidelines will help you make logical decisions.
There is a true science behind low-e coatings that bares the necessity of mentioning that no two low-e coatings a...

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Commercial Warehouse Energy Retrofits

Posted by John Noriega on Sunday, March 18, 2012,

One type of building that does not often get mentioned in energy conservation discussion is commercial warehouses and storage facilities.  In order to conserve energy in these spaces it is important to identify defficiencies.  These buildings are unique in that the inhabitants do not desire typical interior temperatures, however, some products and materials held in warehouses require to be stored at a certain climate.  For this reason heating and cooling loads can still be a large contributor...

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