Fiberglass windows deliver energy savings for Proud Green Home of St Louis
As part of the building strategy to achieve a tight building envelope, high performance windows play a key role in the Proud Green Home of St. Louis.
The high performance five-bedroom, 3,700 square-foot Prairie-style home – built in partnership with Hibbs Homes, Verdatek Solutions, Curtiss W. Byrne Architect, and the High Performance Buildings Research Center (part of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Research Consortium at the University of Missouri-Columbia) was constructed to provide the homeowners with better indoor air quality, lower energy costs, and better durability. This “Proud Green Home” will also educate and inspire building professionals and consumers about the benefits of building and living green. It is the second high performance demonstration home created with support from ProudGreenHome.com.
In this video, green building consultant Matt Belcher, with Verdatek Solutions and director of the High Performance Buildings Research Center, reviews the window strategy for the home. Belcher chose Integrity Windows by Marvin for their performance and durability.
Integrity Windows and Doors is the world’s largest manufacturer of windows and doors made with Ultrex – a state-of-the-art pultruded fiberglass material that known for its strength and durability.
According to Marvin, Ultrex fiberglass is eight times stronger than vinyl and three times stronger than vinyl/wood composites. It resists fading, chalking, peeling and cracking.
The Proud Green Home of St. Louis is the first of its kind in Missouri, and meets a number of prominent green building standards, including:
- Energy Star for Homes
- ANSI ICC-700 The National Green Building Standard
- DOE Zero Net Ready home
- EPA Indoor airPlus
Other notable high performance features of the “Proud Green Home” include:
- Integrity Windows from Marvin
- Dow Building Solutions including spray foam insulation
- LG major appliances
- LG Electronics
- Mattingly Lumber & Millworks factory-built walls and trusses
- Benjamin Obdyke Home Slicker Rainscreen
- Boral interior and exterior brick and stone
- Cree Lighting LED lights
- Continuous slab insulation
- Huber ZIP System sheathing and tape and AdvanTech flooring
- STEP Warmfloor radiant underfloor heating
- Solatube tubular daylighting devices
- GeoComfort geothermal heating and cooling system
- Kohler low-flow plumbing fixtures
- Zehnder America Energy Recovery Ventilation
- ACT D'MAND Kontrol Systems
- EcoDrain hot water heat recovery system
- KleenWrap subfloor construction barrier
- Solar power ready
- Solar water heating ready
Read more about the Proud Green Home of St. Louis.
Companies: Cree Inc., Dow Building Solutions, Kohler, Marvin Windows and Doors, Kleendeck, LLC, Enertech Global, LLC, Benjamin Obdyke, Zehnder America, ACT D'MAND Systems, Huber Engineered Woods, STEP Warmfloor, EcoDrain
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