Triple Glazing is optional and is recommended for use in extreme climates. Triple Glazing option is dramatically better for condensation protection. It insulates up to 60% better than low-e/argon/gas-filled double glazed units.
Double or Triple Glazed Windows (dependent upon climate) is one component to a Passive House system. The Passive House system is a very well insulated, virtually airtight building that is primarily heated by passive solar and internal heat gains from occupants, cooking, bathing, electrical equipment, etc. The Passive House Standard is the highest building efficiency standard in the world, with the promise of reducing the energy consumption of buildings by up to 80% while providing superior comfort and air quality – all at minimized additional upfront cost. When coupled with renewable energy systems, such as solar, Passive House puts true zero energy buildings within reach. If you are interested in the entire system, please look into adding on Passive Cooling, Passive Solar, Constant Fresh Air, Highly Insulated, Slab Foundation and Heat Recovery Ventilation –HRV to your OHOME/C-ROOM.
The threat of climate change and the risks related to our dependence on petroleum are among the greatest threats we face as a nation and as a species. The good news is, we know how to change course. Improving energy efficiency is the first step and–surprise!–potentially a very profitable one, not just for consumers and businesses but also for all of society. And better efficiency can buy us time to make a global transition to solar power and other renewable energy. We believe that the shift to a clean, renewable energy, using sustainable building practices can sufficiently reduced CO2 emissions and forestall grave damage to our earth. Imposing efficiency standards, such as triple glazed windows in all OHOME/C-ROOMs, can reinforce the move to more efficient buildings.
Health and / or Social Benefits
Persistent condensation levels leads to both visible and hidden toxic mold. By installing Triple Glazed units over Double Glazed units, condensation is prevented to an even higher level and the indoor air quality of your OHOME/C-ROOM is greatly improved. Triple Glazed units are also even more efficient than Double Glazed units at reducing the intrusion of unwanted noise, therefore making a more conducive environment for focusing on what you need to in your home or school. Increasing energy efficiency standards in building structures also creates less dependence upon burning fossil fuels therefore decreasing air pollution and creating a more happy, healthy society.
Double or Triple Glazing your windows (dependent upon climate) reduces construction costs through energy efficient design. Adding double or triple glazed windows dramatically increasing the energy efficiency of a building and the HVAC system can be downsized or even eliminated (dependent upon climate). This efficiency “sweet spot” is a basis for the double or triple glazing window performance standard and the key to its financial feasibility. Additionally, much smaller solar systems are required to reach zero energy; this saves costs both upfront and annually for the lifetime of the OHOME/C-ROOM.