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Reducing Your Carbon Footprint with Windows & Doors


In the battle against climate change, the environmental impact of heating and air conditioning systems looms large. By some estimates, as much as 10% of global CO2 emissions are produced by space heaters, while air conditioners account for a massive 8% of total global electrical consumption.

Yet the potential of energy-efficient windows and doors to tackle this issue has been unjustly ignored. In this blog we’ll explore how energy efficient windows and doors can powerfully shrink the environmental footprint of heating and cooling and make a lasting impact on our planet.

How Energy Efficient Windows & Doors Can Reduce Your Carbon Footprint 

1. Improved Insulation

Windows and doors are typically the weakest links in a building's insulation system, allowing heat to escape during winter and enter during summer.

Energy-efficient windows and doors are designed to combat this issue. They incorporate advanced materials, such as low-emissivity (Low-E) glass and double-glazed units, which can improve thermal insulation by as much as 50%. Thermally broken aluminium and timber frames can further improve the insulative effect of your windows and doors.

As a result, buildings maintain a more consistent temperature, reducing the need for heating and cooling and reducing associated carbon emissions.

2. Reducing Air Leakage 

Conventional windows and doors often lead to energy waste due to air leakage. Energy-efficient alternatives are meticulously engineered to minimise these losses. By effectively sealing the gaps and cracks that exist in traditional windows and doors, energy-efficient models can substantially reduce air infiltration.

This, in turn, lowers the demand for heating and cooling systems, leading to a considerable reduction in energy consumption. The cumulative impact of the widespread adoption of energy-efficient windows and doors can result in a significant decrease in global emissions.

3. Utilising Natural Light

Energy-efficient windows and doors not only contribute to thermal efficiency but also harness the power of natural light.

By incorporating features such as larger glass surfaces, strategically positioned windows, and light-reflective coatings, these innovations optimize daylight utilisation within buildings.

This reduces the need for artificial lighting during the day, further curbing energy consumption. With buildings relying more on natural light, the demand for electricity decreases, translating into lower emissions from power generation.

Reducing Your Impact With Thermal Star 

The Thermal Star range of Aluminium Windows & Doors offers a powerful solution for anyone looking to reduce their carbon footprint. With an inline reveal, thermally improved frames and double glazing as standard, the Thermal Star range has the high thermal performance needed to help you maintain a consistent temperature in your home.

This will mean that you won’t need to use you heating and air-conditioning anywhere as much as you might otherwise have to, reducing your global footprint and increasing your comfort in the process.


Chat with our team today about how the Thermal Star range can help you reduce your carbon footprint in your future build or renovation.

Or learn more about Thermal Star here. 

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