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“Green” Windows: Why Sustainability is the Future of Construction

November 14, 2023

“Energy efficient windows are an important consideration for both new and existing homes. Heat gain and heat loss through windows are responsible for 25%–30% of residential heating and cooling energy use.”

-      U.S. Department of Energy (consumer resource)


Why Go Green?

The construction industry as a whole has seen some major shifts in recent years. New standards and regulations are part of these green changes, but there’s a real demand to back it up. 

According to the Canada Green Building Council, there are four main reasons homeowners are turning to green building practices:

1.    Health 

2.    Comfort

3.    Cost-savings

4.    Increased resale value

When you add them up, these benefits far outweigh the costs of green technology. In fact, this technology is quickly becoming the standard in the industry. Often, there are also extra cost-savings in the form of grants and incentives for homeowners and commercial building owners. 

Renovations & Repairs

While new construction is “going green,” it doesn’t mean that people in older homes can’t get the same benefits. When it comes time to replace big impact items like your windows and doors, you can choose the most energy-efficient options and have them installed with sustainability in mind.

GreenFox’s Green Initiative

Sustainability is the future of construction, and GreenFox is proud to be part of that brighter, healthier future. 


We’re homeowners ourselves, and just like you, we want to make environmentally-conscious decisions. That’s why we’re focused on providing you with options that everyone feels good about. Plus, we regularly update our product selection and installation techniques to align with the best practices in sustainable construction. 

This effort is near and dear to our company values and vision. GreenFox is part of the Root for Trees program. For every project we complete – big or small – a tree is planted somewhere in the world that will provide clean air, offer housing for animals and birds, and keep communities green. 

Here are just a few options that make GreenFox products and installation more environmentally-friendly:

-      Triple pane glass for thermal performance

-      UV protection and coatings

-      Airtight seals around frames

-      Insulated vinyl frames


If you’re looking for more cost-saving options for your home, call us to book a consultation. We’ll give you information about how much money you can save on your utilities on a monthly basis. Plus, we’ll provide you with options that offer sustainability as well as beautiful design.