The Importance of Windows in Building Performance

The Importance of Windows in Building Performance

When aiming for sustainability and energy efficiency, windows are a critical element in the overall performance of a building. Whether you’re collaborating with an energy advisor, performing an energy efficiency audit, or adhering to the Step Code, the design and quality of windows significantly impact thermal performance, comfort, and energy consumption. Far beyond their aesthetic value, windows play a crucial role in regulating heat gain and loss and providing natural light, all of which are essential for a building’s efficiency and livability.

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The Importance of Building Envelope in Saving Energy by Reducing Thermal Demand - Enerma.ca

The Importance of Building Envelope in Saving Energy by Reducing Thermal Demand

In our quest for sustainability and energy efficiency, the concept of the building envelope stands out as a fundamental approach to reducing energy consumption. The building envelope—comprising walls, roofs, windows, doors, and floors—plays a critical role in determining the thermal performance of a building. A well-designed and properly constructed building envelope, often guided by an energy advisor and informed by an energy efficiency audit, can significantly reduce thermal demand. This, in turn, leads to lower energy consumption, aligning with building standards like the Step Code, and ultimately resulting in cost savings and environmental benefits.

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