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U-factor, Vistaza, windows

What Is A Good Window U-Factor: A Case Study

In this case study, we will explore the impact of low U-factor windows on the energy efficiency and comfort of a building. Specifically, we will focus on the renovations to Salem Heights, a massive 281-unit development in Salem, Massachusetts, and the role that Vistaza played in supplying triple-pane windows with a low U-factor. These windows […]

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new york city energy code, 2020 corrections, NYCECC review

The Developer’s Guide To NYCECC 2020 Window Requirements

The New York City Energy Conservation Code (NYCECC) is a set of regulations aimed at promoting energy efficiency in buildings throughout the city. The NYCECC is updated periodically to ensure that it keeps up with advancements in technology and best practices in energy conservation. The most recent update, the NYCECC 2020, introduces new requirements and

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IBC Guidelines Explained: Commercial Applications Of Tempered Glass Windows‍

What Tempered Glass Does Tempered glass is a type of safety glass that undergoes a special manufacturing process to make it stronger and more resistant to breakage. Unlike regular glass, which shatters into sharp, dangerous shards when broken, tempered glass breaks into small, granular pieces that are less likely to cause injury. This makes it

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AAMA Window Testing: An Overview

What is AAMA Window Testing? When it comes to ensuring the quality and performance of windows, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) plays a crucial role. AAMA window testing is a comprehensive process that evaluates the performance of fenestration products, including windows, doors, and skylights. By undergoing AAMA testing, manufacturers can demonstrate that their products

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A Quick Guide To Window Air And Water Infiltration Testing

In commercial buildings, windows play a crucial role in protecting against air leakage and water leaks. Improper installation and details can lead to water infiltration and air intrusion, causing significant damage and discomfort for occupants. Mold growth, high humidity, and increased energy consumption are just a few of the problems that can arise from these

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