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    What is a U-value on Windows?

    Q: Windows-What is a U-value? A: Who would think that understanding how windows would perform is so complicated. AAMA (American Architectural Manufacturers Association) has a product certification that helps. Their website is www.aamanet.org/general/2/127/product-certification. Cars have MPG (miles per gallon) to…

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    What is an EPS score?

    Q: What is an EPS score? A: Energy Performance Score (EPS) is a rating system that assesses the energy consumption and carbon emissions of a home. The EPS scoring system is being promoted by the Energy Trust of Oregon. Its…

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