A unique feature of the project is the multiple glazing
options included in portals of the skylight.
For effective passive solar heating, high performance windows are necessary, including insulated frames, multiple glazing
, low-e coatings, insulating glass spacers and inert gas fills.
In addition to the aesthetic value of the structure, Scarano & Associates used many sustainable design features and such innovative architectural techniques as elevated shading roof panels, low-E multiple glazing
reflective membranes and LED lighting.
Old-style glass patio doors are about as energy efficient as that old family station wagon, but new patio doors have gas filling and multiple glazing
, as well as tight seals and good-quality framing that keep the elements where they belong: outside.
"As selling points for prospective buyers, it's important that builders know and understand the importance of fusion-welded comers on both the frame and sash, the lifetime warranties and multiple glazing
and grille options.
Among them are thermal units with various frame depths, non-thermal windows, and non-thermal units with prime/storm options that allow multiple glazing
and noise absorption features.