High Performance Replacement Windows
When a homeowner invests time and resources to repair or replace a part of his or her home, the products and practices used in the job should work as components of a larger plan to make the home a more efficient, more sedate, and more comfortable place. The project should also make the community, of which the home and the homeowner are each a part, a better and more sustainable one. If a renovation or retrofit uses materials or practices which damage the local or global environment, neither the homeowner nor the community will realize the gains that science has made in helping to show the way to healthier living. If the products employed fail to produce substantial gains in energy efficiency, the homeowner and his or her community miss an opportunity to reduce heating and cooling costs over the long term, and to move toward a future in which the dangerous ecological and political forces associated with dependence upon energy no longer threaten our economy or the climate.