Tintable Glass & Electricity-Generating Windows: Two Technologies Whose Time Has Come – By Glenn Hasek

Critical to the energy efficiency of any building is the quality of the window itself – its ability to insulate from infrared heat, potentially harmful UV rays, visible light, and cold air. Joseph Harary, President and CEO, Director, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary for Research Frontiers, says 18 to 20 percent of a building’s energy footprint is from windows.

The Duffie Companies Eyes LEED Platinum for Home2 Suites by Hilton Silver Spring

With 13 years of building to LEED standards under its belt, it is no surprise that The Duffie Companies’ first hotel project would be a LEED one. With the Home2 Suites by Hilton Silver Spring (Md.), however, The Duffie Companies has gone far beyond basic LEED certification; the hotel is on the way to becoming one of just seven LEED Platinum hotels or resorts in North America.