Choosing Windows Part 2: Total Window Area and Orientation

Brian Knight
  Knowing the impacts of window quantity and their orientation with the path of the sun will help the process of choosing overhangs, covered porches, U-factor (R-value) and especially Solar Heat Gain Coefficient SHGC. This information involves site and design. It applies to new construction, renovations, window replacement and landscaping. Choosing...

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Choosing Windows: Part 1

Brian Knight
Selecting windows for custom homes or buildings is complicated. It's among the biggest material investments in upfront costs. The choice includes durability, functionality, and energy use concerns. Of green building's top 3 priorities, reducing monthly, energy use is the most important. Windows are a major part of efficient and durable building envelopes....

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Green Building’s Top 3 Priorities

Brian Knight
[caption id="attachment_2385" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Mountaintop removal mined coal, is the main source of the Southeast US's energy for homes and buildings.[/caption]   Green building reduces negative influences on health, the environment and society. These are my top 3 priorities for Asheville green builders and green building in the Southeast US. They...

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