Gallery: How to Green Your Home With Windows From Marvin Windows Expert...


Over the last few weeks our exclusive Green Home Expert editorial series has brought you a bounty of tips on how to green your home with advice from the greatest green minds in architecture, interior design, and home energy. While the last four installments of the Green Home Expert Series have focused on bigger picture alterations you can make to green your home, our last article will focus on one of the most important elements to maintaining a green home: windows! Windows aren’t just a portal to the outside world — they can improve the comfort of your home, the interior light and ambiance, the ventilation, and above all, they can dramatically increase your energy savings. Joining us this week is Marvin Windows Expert, Christine Marvin, who is among the fourth generation to work for the family-owned and sustainably operated made-to-order window and door company. Christine provides us with a wealth of knowledge, giving us her top 5 considerations for transforming our homes with new windows.

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  1. carole Maloney April 21, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Thanks for the explanations on the various low E offerings!

  2. fezguru April 18, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Great article on greening your home through windows. To add a note, I’m from Miami and an excellent way to lower your power bills and increase your safety is through hurricane impact windows. They are double paned and filled with argon gas (if I remember correctly) which greatly reduces heat entering your home while protecting you from burglary and high winds. Some insurance companies will also lower your rates if you have them although they are terribly expensive to acquire to begin with.

  3. vijfab April 15, 2011 at 3:52 am

    I am interested in your products. Will you please guide me?

  4. madeline taylor March 28, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I have a passive solar home . Lots of heat 45 degrees this time of year, late March, on my window sill. Plants are doing well while outside it has been cold with snow on the ground. Check out elemental designs .ca to see a picture of my home.The one built on a curve.

  5. Kestrel Jenkins March 16, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Stellar explanation of labeling, and what it means for us as window-purchasers.

  6. Rebecca Paul March 16, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Great tips Christine! This is really informative.

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