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High-Efficiency Windows and Glazing

Richard Freudenberger - Backhome Magazine/ New Society author
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Workshops Level: Beginner
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Learn how to choose the best windows for passive solar or energy-efficient design. Glazing is a prime area for energy loss, and this presentation is a broad overview of what to look for in materials, construction, design and specific features. We will also review the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) Performance Rating label and how to use it to determine best applications and get the most out of a substantial home investment.

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Speaker Bio

Richard Freudenberger is the former research director of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and co-developer of the publication’s original 624-acre experimental Eco-Village. His areas of expertise include biofuels, green building and renewable energy. Currently, Freudenberger is the publisher of BackHome Magazine, a national hands-on publication that he co-founded with several partners in 1990. He teaches the energy management curriculum at a local college and has written a number of books in the architectural restoration and woodworking fields. He is the author of Alcohol Fuel: Making and Using Ethanol as a Renewable Fuel.

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