While we continue to sift through the endless amount of quotes that we need to get for this house the one that has been on the forefront these days is for the windows. We received quotes from several companies, some North American and some European, but all of the windows would actually be coming from Europe. The one that has been the most promising is from Klearwall. Klearwall has an office in Virginia but the windows and doors themselves would be coming from their factory in Ireland. The windows and doors are certified by the Passivhous Institute in Germany.
Not only do the windows and doors have some of the highest efficiency ratings that we have seen but they are also quite cost competitive. Another thing I love is that the factory where they are manufactured is run on renewable energy! Bonus 🙂
This video talks about the importance of windows in a Passive House. The windows that they are installing are actually Klearwall windows!