26 Sep '13, 10am

Alex Wilson visits a 3-unit Passivhaus project in Brooklyn.

Windows are state-of-the-art triple-glazed, vinyl Common term for polyvinyl chloride (PVC). In chemistry, vinyl refers to a carbon-and-hydrogen group (H2C=CH–) that attaches to another functional group, such as chlorine (vinyl chloride) or acetate (vinyl acetate). -framed Schüco units from Germany with NFRC U-factors of 0.15 and remarkable 0.71 visible transmittance. In other words, these windows allow less than half as much heat loss as standard, American double-glazed windows with low-emissivity Amount of heat radiation emitted from a particular body or material. Emissivity is expressed in a fraction or ratio, with the lowest values indicating low emissivity and the highest indicating the high emissivity of flat black surfaces. glass and argon Inert (chemically stable) gas, which, because of its low thermal conductivity, is often used as gas fill between the panes of ene...

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passivhaus.org.uk 25 Sep '13, 12pm

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greenbuildingadvisor.com 25 Sep '13, 9am

Yes, we have a lot of programs and concepts out there, but I'm not sure anyone is doing anything really new. Energy Star L...

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passivhausprojekte.de 19 Sep '13, 4pm

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