California is a mixed climate region that requires both heating and cooling. To determine the proper energy efficient replacement windows for your California’s home, the state is separated into two zones; Northern/Central and Southern/Central. Efficient Windows Collaborative (EWC), a coalition of private and public organizations and agencies that seek to expand the market for high-efficiency

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San Francisco Macy’s 27th Annual Holiday Windows

Macy’s in San Francisco Union Square’s Holiday Windows has finally come! 2013 marks their 27th annual Holiday Windows and this year display are featuring a variety of adorable and adoptable puppies and kittens. From November 16 to January 5th, the public can come see, donate or adopt one of these cute animals. Macy’s on-going partnership

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Energy Saving Tips For Your Windows

Reducing energy consumption in your lifestyle as well as in your home can have a major impact on the health of the environment such as cleaner air, reducing greenhouse gas and climate change. Homeowners and property owners can find way to save energy and reduce cost by following these easy and simple tips from energystar.gov.

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ENERGY STAR Qualified Windows

ENERGY STAR qualified windows provide a variety of benefits that many homeowners may not be aware of. Aside from helping homeowners reduce cost on utility bills, ENERGY STAR qualified windows protects furnishings and finishes from sun damage allowing homeowners to enjoy the light and views. As well, because ENERGY STAR qualified windows are energy-efficient, they

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Tips To Creating Eye-Catching Window Display

Brick and mortar retailers who do not have the financial means to pay for local advertisements such as billboards, radio ads and sponsorships, can utilize their store windows to create eye-catching window display for their products or service. According to Noelle Nick, a visual merchandising designer for Cole Hardware in San Francisco, window display act

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Types of Window Frames

There are so many different types of window replacements available in the market today, each with varying degrees of energy-efficiency that consumers may be unaware of. To help consumers make informed decisions, the Department of Energy (DOE) has compiled a brief overview of the following different types of window frames and their benefits and features: Aluminum

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Tips For Energy-Efficient Window Treatments

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), windows on average account for 25%-40% of annual heating and cooling costs in older houses. Homeowners who already have high performance windows, such as fiberglass window replacements and vinyl replacement windows, can look into more possible ways to save energy and reduce utility cost for their home

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Berkeley Researchers Develop New Smart Windows

Smart phones, smart cars and now smart windows. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California have developed a new material, called nanocrystals, to make ordinary windows smarter. Smart windows are more energy-efficient than its counterparts as the nanocrystals fused into the glass can transform the composition of the sunlight, such

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently updated and released the Energy Star Most Efficient criteria for 2013 and a proposed version of it for 2014. The Energy Star Most Efficient will cover 11 products categories including residential windows. For window replacements to be eligible for Energy Star label, residential replacement windows must be

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