hoosing windows for your new home should be as much about aesthetics as window placement and energy efficiency since windows account for about 15% or more of your home building budget. Your windows will provide your home's interior with warmth, natural light and of course a view outdoors.
Once you have purchased your house plan you should spend time going through each room and selecting windows based on size, functionality and design. Make sure each room has enough ventilation and can open and close efficiently. Spend time online visiting major window manufacturers like Ply Gem®, Integrity by Marvin®, Jeld-Wen®, Andersen® and Milgard® and exploring the latest innovations in efficiency and design utilizing their interactive window design tools.
All of the ENERGY STAR/green house plans at Direct from the Designers utilize passive solar design to maximize the power of the sun to create an energy efficient home.