Tag Archives: Energy-efficient Buildings

Canada invests in healthier homes and buildings

Last week, Jim Carr, Canada’s natural resources minister, announced a $182-million investment to increase energy efficiency and address climate change by improving how homes and buildings are designed, renovated, and constructed. The federal government is working with provinces, territories, and industry on energy code development, data sharing, research and development, and market transformation strategies for the building sector.

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Achieving Energy-efficient Buildings: Using thermally enhanced channel glass for energy savings

In this age of energy conservation, architects and designers must consider the benefits of natural light admitted through fenestration products versus light from electrical systems. With the balance usually swinging toward natural light, it is all about managing the impact on a building’s thermal performance. The main challenge of fenestration assemblies is allowing natural light into the building and effectively distributing it throughout interior spaces.

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