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Posted on Oct 26, 2015 by Sam Heer

What Are the Major Characteristics of Green Buildings?

What do homeowners envision when they think of green homes? What are the elements of a green-built building? We often hear those questions from the homeowners who are eco-friendly. Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois explains the meaning of “green homes” and their characteristics.


What does it mean to be a “green” homeowner?

A green home means a having healthier, more comfortable, and more energy-efficient setting. You can start by using energy-efficient appliances and installing replacement windows.

There are several companies offering replacement windows in Bloomington, IL, and the surrounding areas. If you want to get durable and energy-efficient replacement windows, then we at Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois can help. Our windows use Fibrex® frames and High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, helping your home become more energy efficient and environmentally friendly.

What makes a home green?

We mentioned that green homes are more energy efficient, more comfortable, and healthier. Let’s discuss these features.

  • Energy Efficiency — Our replacement windows use Low-E4 glass. This type of glass does not only let the natural light brighten the area, it also helps you control the temperature in your home. This in turn helps you reduce your reliance on cooling and heating systems and lowers your energy consumption.
  • Comfort — Since replacement windows with Low-E4 glass regulate the temperature in your home, you will feel more relaxed and comfortable without overworking your heating and cooling system.
  • Healthier — The good thing about green homes is that they provide a healthier environment. With properly functioning windows, you’ll get no issues from drafts, pollution from outside, and even noise.

Those are just a few facts about green homes. If you want to get energy efficient casement, picture, or double-hung windows in Galesburg, IL and the surrounding areas, call us at (866) 693-6707 to get a free estimate.


"I would recommend RBA of Central Illinois for QUALITY windows and doors. Compared to our old cheap, thin vinyl windows, Andersen blows them away. You can easily tell by how well the sliding doors fit and close, and how heavy duty they are. We also cannot hear the wind rushing through the house in inclement weather anymore! And the black window frames we went with are amazing to look at. Aaron, Al, Darrell, and Cory all were professional and went all out to finish the job, given the weather they had to deal with. I would definitely recommend. They were also on top of communicating with me given the weather delays, and what I could expect for them coming out. Five stars!"

Eric L.

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