Doors & Windows

Making good choices about your windows and doors can greatly improve your home’s operating costs, comfort, and appeal.

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The Effects of Energy Efficiency Treatments on Historic Windows. L. Kinney and A. Ellsworth, Center for Resource Conservation

Efficient Windows Collaborative

Tips for Daylighting with Windows, Section 5, “Shading Strategy.” Jennifer O’Connor et al., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1997

Window Attachments

Windows and Daylighting

Windows and Window Treatments.” L. Kinney, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, 2004

Windows, Doors & Skylights” (DOE/EERE)

Discussion Forum

Should You Replace Those Old Windows? 1 Reply

Sometimes there are compelling reasons not to replace old windows. Some old windows are beautiful, thoroughly appreciated, and repairable. Some are in historic homes, where the local ordinances…Continue

Started by Home Energy Saver. Last reply by Bill Gartner Sep 2, 2016.

Use a Compass to Choose Your Windows

For the greatest energy efficiency, you need different window glazing on each side of your house. West-facing windows are generally susceptible to heat and glare from low afternoon sun; east-facing…Continue

Started by Home Energy Saver Feb 18, 2013.

Do Today/Do Later

Window and door projects you can do today:Add shading to windows that get excessive solar heat.Add weather strip to doors if what’s there now is inadequate.Find out in which direction your windows…Continue

Started by Home Energy Saver Feb 11, 2013.


New doors can improve the appearance and functionality of your home, but the best ones can be expensive. To maximize the value of your investment, install doors that are energy efficient and that can…Continue

Started by Home Energy Saver Feb 11, 2013.


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