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Saving Windows, Saving Money: Evaluating the Energy Performance of Window Retrofit and Replacement

A report produced by the Preservation Green Lab, a project of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, offers insight for homeowners weighing the financial and energy tradeoffs between replacing or repairing older, less efficient windows. This analysis, Saving Windows, Saving Money:...

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March 2013 Forum Focus: Putting the Saving Windows, Saving Money Report to Work

The Preservation Green Lab’s recently released report, Saving Windows, Saving Money: Evaluating the Energy Performance of Window Replacement and Retrofit, helps owners of historic homes make informed decisions about the pros and cons of retrofitting or replacing older windows in order to...

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March 2013 Forum Focus: Putting the Saving Windows, Saving Money Report to Work

What is the best way to save money on heating and cooling costs and make your home more energy efficient? Adding storm windows? Weather stripping? Insulated shades? Or simply ripping out older windows and installing new energy-efficient windows? Unfortunately many owners of historic homes choose...

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Restored Woodlawn Windows: Before and After

Following our post on Friday we received numerous requests for more before-and-after images of the window restoration project at Woodlawn. We put together the slideshow below with additional images to show more of the restoration work. The first six photographs illustrate the windows before...

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Restored Woodlawn Windows Ready for Another 100 Years

Reinstalled windows on the north west façade shown with the operable windows in the closed position on the first floor. | Credit: Ashley Wilson The windows at Woodlawn, arguably the most elegant architectural feature of the residence, have been fully...

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Old Windows Are Worth It

Replacement versus retrofits? Weatherstripping versus storm windows? As preserva tionists you are probably confronted with questions, derision, and downright disbelief when you try to make the case for reusing existing windows. Happily, a new report just released by the Preservation Green...

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