The windows are starting to go in at 330 Van Ness! These windows, just like the windows over at Fulton Village are part of GV’s Eco-Smart Features. You’ve heard of Dual Pane window’s I’m sure, but there is a lot more than that to make a window energy efficient. Look at what we have in store for both of these properties:
• Warm edge plus spacer technology: Not only does heat transmit through the glass, but through the edge of the glass as well. We have installed spacers around each window pane to prevent heat transfer from the glass to the structure of the home. Cooler walls = happier walls
• Enhanced sound-reduction design: This one, I think, is the coolest feature. I’m no scientist but if you understand a little about sound waves, you should be able to follow along… Every noise and sound transmits through the air at a certain wavelength. When it travels through open space, it doesn’t get altered very much. When sounds travel through a pane of glass, the wavelengths get altered. (This explains why you can still hear noise from outside, but it obviously sounds different). Now: simple dual pane windows don’t offer much more sound reduction than single pane windows because each pane of glass is the same thickness, therefore the wavelengths are only altered once when they pass through the first pane. Because the wavelength doesn’t change when it passes through another identical pane of glass, you won’t get very much noise reduction. But windows here at 330 Van Ness and Fulton Village, features panes of different thickness. This forces the sound waves to be altered not once, but TWICE before they reach your living room, allowing for far great noise-reduction capabilities.