On February 24th, I had the pleasure of presenting, alongside Brad Begin of Serious Materials and David Neiger of Populus, to the Santa Fe New Mexico Home Builders Association. We shared information and had a lively discussion regarding high performance windows and energy performance-based building codes. A copy of the presentation is included with this post.
The city of Santa Fe is on the cusp of adoption a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) based building code. From our perspective, pushing towards higher performing buildings is a good thing and the better window suppliers will become indispensable partners in the effort.