Here we are again, fall has begun and everyone is beginning to batten down the hatches to get ready for the cold winter months. Settling in for the winter is not just for humans either, even bugs gather supplies, dig a safe place in the dirt to hunker down, or weaving a cocoon to hole […]
The EPA is working towards its planned January 2015 revision to its Energy Star target for windows, doors and skylights. This post will focus on windows. Responding to a question regarding the cost of moving from the current Energy Star U-Value of .30 or lower in the Northern climate zone to the proposed .27 […]
Velux Skylights is introducing on March 1, 2013 their new Solar Powered “Fresh Air” skylight! This new solar powered fresh air skylight features a solar panel that captures any available daylight and uses it to recharge a fully concealed battery powered operator and control system. Remote controlled solar powered skylight requires no wiring for an […]
Winterizing your home, and sprucing it up is now easier than ever with SolarGlass’ lineup of products that offer energy efficient options to add to your homes decor and your personal comfort in your home. Home decor: Homeowners are now more than ever considering the entire envelope of their homes appeal which includes not […]
As I have posted before, in the vast majority of cases, energy savings resulting from window replacements will be modest and in no way cost justify the replacement decision. Check out this story highlighting the Federal Trade Commission’s efforts to reign in such claims. Ironically, I received a direct mail piece yesterday that said […]
You Replaced Your Windows Three to Five Years Ago – Time for a Quality Check! Unfortunately, the majority of windows are replaced in a way that leads to slow, insidious damage, a “block frame” methodology.
Boulder County is offering a fall rebate program that if you have windows and/or doors installed that have a U-value of .35 or better by October 31st, you could be eligible for a $250 rebate and microloans to help finance improvements. What is a “U value?” -The U-value is the rate of heat loss […]
SolarGlass is participating in the City of Boulder’s Green Frontier Fest tomorrow, May 1st at Boulder Central Park. The fest is eco-friendly fun for the whole family! Come visit our tent between 10am and 4pm and we’ll be happy to explain how new windows can increase efficiency and decrease energy costs in your home. […]
Over here at SolarGlass, we are really excited to be participating in Fox 31 and CW2’s huge educational contest dubbed the Home Green-Over Project. One lucky winner will receive an energy performance remodel of their home worth up to $75,000! SolarGlass is providing the new windows for that one lucky homeowner. Other partners include, EcoSmart […]
Department of Energy R5 Volume Purchase Program – A Good Use of Taxpayer $$??