Energy Efficiency

    About Energy Efficiency

    Windows have a significant effect on the energy efficiency of your home.

    In a typical house, the windows are the biggest source of heat loss or gain. Our energy-efficient windows can help insulate your home while increasing the amount of natural light it receives.

    The increased comfort levels and lower energy bills can improve your homes resale value.

    By law, all new homes in Victoria must achieve a five-star energy rating. Our energy-efficient windows can help you comply.
    Project Windows is a member of the Australian Window Association (AWA) and all of our products are tested and rated under the Window Energy Rating Scheme (WERS)

    To read more about the  technical specifications regarding 5 star energy efficient windows and other window specifications visit the following website:

    Glazing Options

    Choose the right glass for your windows and doors.

    Windows and glass are fundamentally powerful design elements in our homes. Choosing the right glass can make the difference between an underperforming window and one which works to realize the full potential of your home. The combination of thoughtfully chosen windows, doors and glazing will define a room; encouraging abundant natural light, views and ventilation, while giving you the control to protect your family from the extremes of Australia’s climate. Ordinary glass is a comfort and energy efficiency weak spots in your home, freely allowing the passage of heat, cold and unwanted noise, and minimal résistance to breakage.

    Today’s choice of performance glass can insulate us from the cold, reflect the heat and help keep our homes quieter. It can also connect us with the outside world hile also protect us from harsh weather and possible intruders. At Project Windows we will make it easy by working with you to make sure you select the right performance glass for your windows and doors.

    Where you live – location, orientation, site

    By following these three steps, we will be able to better determine your window, door and glazing needs.

    Step 1: Location

    Understanding where you live is the first step to choosing glass that is right for your home. If you live in states that have colder or longer winters, you will need windows with glass that offer greater insulation from the cold than ordinary glass does; such as Low E glass, double glazing or a combination of both. In hotter parts of Australia, you will be more concerned with reducing the heat of the sun and will need to choose glass products that absorb and reflect heat such as toned and Low E glass with solar control.

    Step 2: Orientation

    The orientation of your windows will encourage natural light to create and define the mood of the rooms in hour home as the time of day and season change. By understanding the orientation or your windows and doors, and how much they see the sun throughout the season, you will be able to determine whether you need to use glass that reduces heat entering your home. Viridian’s range of performing glass is designed to allow the passage of natural light while providing options to control the amount of solar heat that enters the home.

    Step 3: Site

    Assessing the site of your home is important in considering how your glass selection will help take advantage of the natural surroundings or overcome potential design challenges. For example, you may live close to a busy road and need to use glass that can help reduce unwanted noise.