Blog – Windows

Light in the Century of Sustainability

By Melissa Wreyford During my last trip to New York City, I found myself, like I normally do, staring upward at the giant skyscrapers imagining what may be happening inside their concrete, metal and glazed walls.  As I continued to …

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Are Your Windows Missile Resistant??

By Keith M. Bouchard, P.E.   Hurricane season is just getting underway on the Atlantic coast.  That doesn’t exactly alter anyone’s vacation plans here in the northeast, but we are likely to get one or two threats per season to …

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Grayson House and Field House, UMass Amherst

By Mitchell H. Lowe, A.I.A., NCARB, LEED AP BD+C Window Replacement and Accessibility Modifications The University of Massachusetts Amherst campus sits in the saddle between two ranges of rolling hills, in the Pioneer Valley following the Connecticut River.  Winter storms keep the …

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Designing Easy to Use Operable Windows

By Steven Watchorn, LEED AP BD+C & Jenne dos Santos In addition to a window’s primary function of letting natural light into buildings, operable windows also provide a stronger connection to the outdoors allowing users to control natural ventilation and, …

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Windows: Revealing a Building’s Soul

By Jeff S. Barnes Some say the eyes are the windows to a soul. The same can be said for windows. Windows come in all shapes and sizes and perform three functions: they let light in, provide ventilation, and keep …

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Restoration Alternatives

By Steven A. Watchorn, LEED AP BD+C For our modern world, repair and restoration is a thing of the past.  Our advances in technology are so fast and furious and our products so commercialized that it makes little sense to …

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Window and Door Sill Flashing

By Stephen McDermott Exterior windows and doors are replaced for variety of reasons including, inadequate performance (drafts and water infiltration), aesthetics and operational problems.  Replacement windows and exterior doors are available to the public in many forms and levels of …

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