Building owners and developers applying for a Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit – also known as the Historic Preservation Tax Credit – are urged to retrofit, rebuild and restore historic windows instead of replace them. They can use Indow inserts to make those original windows perform like high-performance double-panes.
Read more about the Historic Preservation Tax Credit.
New Window Technology Makes Buildings Sustainable
Saving energy doesn’t require replacing historic windows. A U.S. Department of Energy study found Indow inserts saved 20 percent in heating and cooling costs in a century-old Seattle home.
Increasing the energy-efficiency of their built environment is an important sustainability goal for many businesses. In addition, existing windows – especially wood windows from trees hundreds of years old – have significant amounts of embodied energy. Indow clean-tech inserts allow companies to keep historic windows out of the landfill by making them perform like new double-panes.
Original single-pane windows not only let in drafts, they let in noise since sound vibrations move anywhere air does. This can be a particular problem in historic commercial districts with pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Indow window inserts can reduce outside noise by up to 70 percent* without changing the appearance of the window.
Energy efficiency and noise abatement are an issue for residential property managers as well. Renters are attracted to the hustle and bustle of historic downtowns, but want peace and quiet inside. Apartment property owners can install Indow inserts to meet historic guidelines and keep tenants happy. They won’t be sad about the lower energy bills either.
*We want to ensure our inserts help solve your noise problem. Overall noise reduction depends on the amount of noise coming through your walls, ceilings, floors, doors, and existing windows. Noise reduction will be less when placed over double-pane windows. Read our full Noise Reduction Sheet to learn more.
Architects across the country are choosing Indow window inserts to make original windows energy efficient in keeping with historic property management. The benefits include:
- Safe for historic windows. No mounting hardware required.
- Blocks up to 70 percent of outside noise.
- Blends into the interior of the frame. Not visible from the exterior.
- Provides superior comfort.
- Increases energy efficiency.
Indow is committed to historic preservation and increasing energy efficiency in older homes. Our inserts are powerful tools for those involved in historic property management. We have a pilot program to test our window inserts in one room of your property. To see if they’re available for your historic space, enter your zip code in the form below.