uPVC Window Alliance announces a new video that explains the energy
efficient benefits of uPVC windows.
uPVC Window Alliance is the industry body dedicated to promoting
education about the attributes of uPVC windows in Australia.
According to uPVC Window Alliance, more than half of all new and
replacement residential windows across the world are uPVC, and have been chosen
for their durability, low maintenance, high thermal performance and style.
The new video developed by uPVC Window Alliance explains for the benefit
of homeowners, architects, specifiers and designers, the importance of energy-efficient
window systems in Australia’s climate. The video demonstrates why thermal
performance is one of the most important characteristics of a window system.
While the US and Europe have long focused on energy-efficient windows,
Australia lags behind with their residential windows typically performing very
poorly in terms of thermal efficiency.
Windows being the single most important source of heat loss or gain from
an insulated building, an unprotected pane of ordinary glass loses almost 10
times more heat than the same area of insulated wall. The video aims to correct
the misconception in Australia that double glazing is required only for cold
climates to keep the cold outside; double glazing and thermally effective
frames are just as efficient in keeping the heat of an Australian summer out,
maintaining comfortable indoor air temperatures year round.
The uPVC Window Alliance is supported by globally leading brands,
committed to delivering quality uPVC window systems for Australian conditions.