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Window Design Strategies

Question: 

What are energy efficient window design strategies for a building in cooling-dominated climate? (circle all that apply)

(a). Increase window size on the north façade while maintaining the same overall building window ratio

(b). Increase window size on the south façade while maintaining the same overall  building window ratio

(c). Build an overhang above windows on the north façade

(d). Build an overhang above windows on the south façade

(e). Install low SHGC windows on the north façade

(f). Install low SHGC windows on the south facade