Dayle Laing

The ‘coolest shade of green’ is the sustainable choice. Dayle Laing is a Professional Speaker and Author who uses her experience and training as an educator, a designer and a LEED Accredited Professional to empower Conscious Consumers to make practical yet beautiful choices for sustainable living, reducing their carbon footprint while enhancing their body, mind & spirit.

dayle_speaking_inline_fiberglass_3_300Conscious Consumers are having energy audits performed and are looking for the best value when renovating or putting on additions.

“Windows are the weak link in terms of energy efficiency and cold-weather comfort.  Windows can account for up to 30 percent of the heat loss from a conventional home, adding significantly to heating costs.” Natural_Resources_Canada

Design professionals and architects gathered in the showroom of local fibreglass window and door manufacturer, Inline_Fiberglass_Ltd for seminars in February and March of 2012. Dayle delivered the straight goods on window physics, and explained precisely what to look for when specifying windows. Anyone in the market for new windows will want this information.

energy_star_logo_100Selecting windows with the Energy Star certification for your zone rating in North America is an important start.

Energy Star has become recognized internationally from Australia to Europe. Performance windows allow for a higher, more comfortable relative humidity in winter. In Canada, selecting Hard-coat Low-E for south and west windows, and Soft-coat Low-E for north and east windows are preferred options for minimizing heat loss in winter and controlling solar gain.

dayle_speaking_inline_fiberglass_2_300Fibreglass window frames may provide 40 or more years of low maintenance, making them the preferred choice for reduced life cycle cost. Their low embodied energy of manufacture adds to the green features. Some installations have resulted in the equivalent of an R-8 value, making them exceptional considering glass itself is not a good insulator. Fibreglass frames may be painted and are available in a multitude of custom colours. Frame interiors can be laminated with wood which makes for an elegant design option.

Glossary of_Green Window Terms  is available for those wanting definitions of the important terms relating to windows. Dayle is available to bring a Green Window Architecture seminar to your group. Contact the office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 905-846-3221.

Attendees of the Green Window Architecture seminars at Inline Fiberglass Ltd. made the following comments:

I find your seminars compact and very informative - this is excellent in our busy time. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience.”

Dominika Kowiazo-Sitko, Etobicoke, ON

Thanks again Dayle for another informative seminar. It was helpful to know about specifying different windows for different exposures.”

Linda Graydon, Oakville, ON

As always, Dayle, you give us great information to take back to our clients and for our own benefit as well.”

Nancy Wildman, Burlington, ON

I am very interested in attending any upcoming seminars, as I develop my design business and focus on sustainable products. You have motivated me to learn more. I just enrolled for an introductory course about LEED.”

Lorelie Noble, Holland Landing, ON

Thank you for offering such great seminars. I look forward to your next one!”

Nancy Kurtz, Toronto, ON

Once again, very informative and very clear!”

Jane Campbell, Woodbridge, ON

Very informative, as usual. Thank you Dayle!”

Lucy Chuck, Markham, ON

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So glad to learn about fiberglass windows! I did not even know they were an option. I'll certainly look into them when we replace our existing ones.

Aija Marshall
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Aija,<br />Fibreglass window frames have been a well-kept secret, which fortunately, is starting to get out! They are a wonderfully green choice that in your area, is also locally manufactured.<br />Kindest regards,<br />Dayle

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