The valuable information gleaned from this research is available in the reports located below. These reports are also available for download in PDF format.
2019-06-12 Low-E Storms: The Next “Big Thing” in Window Retrofits
Building America, a program focused on energy-efficient building practices, partnered with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and other industry experts to conduct and compile research on low-E storm windows. The results revealed that low-E storm windows are a cost-effective energy-saving measure.
2019-06-12 Energy Savings from Window Shades
This report evaluates the potential energy savings of automated Hunter Douglas cellular shade products using simulations of representative new and existing houses in seven U.S. cities. The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) also analyzed the impact of cellular shades on thermal comfort, potential for HVAC equipment downsizing, and electricity demand reductions.
2019-06-12 Window Attachments: A Call to Action
Aimed at utility programs, this report outlines the energy saving benefits that window attachments provide, the market size for the product category, and the potential impacts of an energy certification program.
2019-06-12 Residential Windows and Window Coverings: A Detailed View of the Installed Base and User Behavior
Sponsored by DOE, this report on the window attachment market included a behavioral study on consumer usage patterns of window attachments
2019-06-12 Low-E Storm Windows: Market Assessment and Pathways to Market Transformation
Field studies sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have shown that the use of low-e storm windows can lead to significant heating and cooling energy savings in residential homes. This study examines the market for low-e storm windows based on market data, case studies, and recent experience with weatherization deployment programs.
2019-06-12 Global Lighting Performance
This Swiss Federal Office for Energy study focused on the use of movable shading devices in offices and their impact on indoor daylighting. The research explored usage patterns, attachment orientation, and the role of automation on the optimal use of sunscreens. The results demonstrate significant energy savings as result of automation.