In our energy efficiency series of articles featured each Thursday, we provide strategies or information on how to make your new home energy efficient and comfortable.

Did you know that up to 25% of a home’s energy is lost through windows, doors and skylights?

Fenestration Canada (formerly the Canadian Window and Door Manufacturers Association) has a mission to represent and support all aspects of the window and door manufacturing industry, including formulating and promoting high standards of quality in manufacturing, design, marketing, distribution, sales and application of all types of window and door products.

The window business is changing. Over the past few years, the number of window options and technologies available to consumers has greatly increased. Furthermore, window standards are being updated and energy codes are being adopted. The Sill to Sash video explains the latest window developments, the use of standards and certification, and shows how you can use this information to buy the right products.

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Video topics include:

  • Window Terminology
  • Modes of Window Heat loss 
  • Window technology
  • Standards, ratings, and certification
  • Window Condensation and How to Avoid It
  • Benefits of Properly Installed Energy-Efficient Windows and Doors
  • How to buy Energy-Efficient Windows

The video will show the why, what and how of buying and installing energy efficient products.

Sill to Sash is sponsored by the Federal Government Climate Change Action Fund, the Siding and Window Dealers Association of Canada, and the Fenestration Canada.

For more information contact CWDMA.

Each Thursday, we will feature a blog entry about energy efficient new homes, covering a range of topics from building innovations to ratings systems to “score” your home’s efficiency. Subscribe to the DrummondHousePlans blog to make sure you get the latest news on how to make your new or renovated home energy efficient.