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Andersen Windows

Danish immigrant Hans Andersen could not have known that his American legacy would last for more than a century after he streamlined the construction process in 1903. Producing some 5 million windows and doors annually with over 8,000 employees, Andersen Windows is the go-to choice for quality windows that are as innovative and durable as they are attractive. With retailers in every major American market including Home Depot and its own start-to-finish service from subsidiary Renewal by Anderson, Andersen Windows has its finger on the pulse of the industry with something for everyone.

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University of Minnesota’s Center for Sustainable Building Research

The University of Minnesota is one of the nation’s top public research universities and one of the most comprehensive public universities in the world. The University of Minnesota has five campus locations with 65,000 students and provides a thriving community for those with an overwhelming drive to teach and to learn, to research and to serve.

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Founded in the Pacific Northwest and headquartered in Portland, Oregon, JELD-WEN is one of the nation’s largest window manufacturers and a recognized leader in sustainable practices. In addition to developing products that are Energy Star qualified, JELD-WEN commits to renewable forest management, habitat protection and land stewardship. Earlier this year, the company offset demand for new wood by introducing a line of reclaimed Douglas fir windows from old barns, fences and buildings across America- the first of its kind in the industry.

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Energy Efficient

A number of money-saving energy rebates and incentives, including loans, are available for qualifying homeowners to help them upgrade their homes with energy efficient windows. They may be offered by your state, your local energy supply company that administers the program, or a partnership between the two.

Many of the programs fall under The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) passed in 2009, which included a five billion dollar investment in the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). The Weatherization Assistance Program is the largest residential energy conservation program in the nation. The WAP funds are used to improve the energy efficiency of low‐income dwellings, using the most advanced technologies and testing protocols available in the housing industry.

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Energy Efficient Window's Labels and Ratings

Discussing What Labels and Ratings for Energy Efficient Windows Mean

As your living situation changes, the reasons to replace your windows will change. You may decide that your home needs more light as it ages or a room in the home may become too stuffy, requiring more ventilation. Light and ventilation are only two reasons homeowners replace windows. The main reason for window replacement is energy loss. In newer and older homes, worn or standard windows may have to be replaced to help reduce energy loss.

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