Passive House Windows

October 12, 2010 · Posted in Modern Construction 

Recently, I’ve been wondering how hard it is to build a house that qualifies for Passive House standards.  I’m only looking at windows today, but the goal u-value is < .8.  So I looked at a local manufacturer of window’s website and that doesn’t seem too unreasonable.  In fact, AMSCO windows didn’t have one window above .5 (the lower the u-value the better).  I’ll have to keep checking the standards out (hopefully, I’m understanding all of the numbers right), but I’m encouraged that the Passive House standard might be possible to attain.  For a local Passive House here in SLC check out OurPassiveHouse.org.

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