Energy efficient windows

Windows are possibly the most complex and interesting elements in the fabric of our homes and buildings. They provide light and fresh air, as well as offering views that connect our interior living spaces with the great outdoors. However, windows can represent a major source of unwanted heat gain in summer and significant heat loss in winter.

New framing and glazing materials have changed energy performance of windows in a radical way. Energy efficient windows will make your home or building more comfortable, dramatically reduce your energy costs and help to create a brighter, cleaner and healthier environment.

Consider the topics below to make the energy efficient window selection that is best for your home.

Thermal mass and windows

How thermal mass affects windows

A big part of planning thermal mass in your home is deciding where windows need to go in order to allow sunlight in. Read on to find out more about the relationships between windows and thermal mass.

Window rating label

Window Energy Rating Scheme

The Window Energy Rating Scheme (or WERS, as it's known) is a system by which windows sold in Australia are independently assessed and rated according to their performance and efficiency.

What are energy efficient windows?

An energy efficient window is one that helps to minimise the use of artificial heating and cooling in a building. Technological progress in the last 25 years has made...

Climate zones in Australia

Climate considerations for windows

Australia’s vastness lends itself to a broad range of climatic conditions ranging from the tropical weather of Cairns to the frosty conditions experienced in Hobart. How much energy...