In the USA, most windows are probably single- or double-glazed and some builders will use triple-glazed windows for Passive House and other high-performance homes. But in Hanover, Germany, a 12-glazed window prototype by Mariusz Paszkowski and Antoni Kostka was the star of the recent International Passive House Conference, according to Der Standard. Check out these windows with aerogel! The two scientists, in conjunction with SUPERWINDOWS, showcased INVIS160stack and INVIS160tweed, and…
To pass inspection in nearly any jurisdiction, the chimney must meet both safety and draft requirements. The (3′ by) 2′ by 10′ rule applies to both masonry and factory-built chimneys. Is the highest point in which the chimney passes through the roof at least 3 feet below the top of the chimney? (answer YES) Measuring down 2 feet from the top of the chimney, then 10 feet horizontal in any direction. Does horizontal measurement come in contact with roof or any part of the home? (answer NO)
European technology. One reason for the very low U-factors of many European windows: their frames include thermal breaks made of cork and insulating foam. This triple-glazed window is made by Optiwin, a manufacturer with plants in Austria and Germany.
Passive Chilled Beam
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