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Buildings and Their Systems
A good energy auditor never let's sales or specific products get in the way of making good, prioritized recommendations. Window replacement is likely warranted in older homes (greater than 70 years) with single pane, leaky, encasement style windows. One should also go through a checklist though first which considers:
Replacement windows should have the ideal U-factors, SHGC, air leakage, condensation resistance and visible transmittance for your climate type. For example, in Phoenix, the U-factor and SHGC are the most important window qualities. Phoenix is not a windy place so air leakage doesn't really matter.
2a. Building Components
2b. Conservation Strategies
2c. Comprehensive Building Assessment Process
2d. Design considerations