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June 17, 2017

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What Tomorrow Will Look Like: Everyday Sustainability!

Today, we have AI that can make our grocery list, we create green roofs for in-office get-aways, and we’re even testing self-driving cars (a lot!). But that’s small compared to what may be coming – everyday sustainability. Tomorrow, well, we really don’t know–we’re hoping it will be efficient and amazing.   Much like the smartphone,

April 26, 2017

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The World Is Watching: Sustainable Development Goals

You may remember the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, created 17 years ago. The results from this global effort were not insignificant, and they’ve now inspired the continuation of effort in the form of the Sustainable Development Goals. Past Success Some successes of the Millennium Development Goals, specifically in regards to environmental sustainability, include: 98%

January 15, 2017

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12 Essential Steps to Net Zero Energy (NZE)

Here’s a great video on “The Twelve Essential Steps to Net Zero Energy“. Thanks to Clifton View Homes on Whidbey Island, WA for doing such a great job describing the basics of NZE.

September 22, 2016

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Announcing the Alpen Zenith ZR10

The ONLY commercially available, NFRC certified, full frame R10 window in North America Alpen HPP receives .10 U-value rating from NFRC We are very proud to announce the availability of a commercially viable full-frame fixed window package capable of providing an R10 insulating value. Following independent testing by National Certified Testing Laboratories and subsequent certification

May 12, 2016

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3 Easy Summer Solutions for Your Windows

Windows can have a negative impact on the energy efficiency of your building, even while providing ventilation, light, and warmth. Luckily, you can be more comfortable and reduce energy costs by following these easy tips.   Improve Existing Windows Easy Solutions In addition to shading, you can improve the energy efficiency of older windows by

April 28, 2016

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The Comfort of Windows

High Performance Products. What does that mean? A lot, actually, because the comfort that comes with a high performance product is noticeable in everyday life. Comfort is something expected in every building, and when it’s not there, it’s especially noticeable.   The Perfect Temperature The temperature of the room should closely reflect the one you

February 15, 2016

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Why Cities Will End Climate Change

Tipping the Scales There’s a huge global push to improve efficiency and cut emissions, on both national and international scales. But even more significant efforts are being seen on a smaller scale—cities. These fast-paced centers of commerce and population are big polluters, but many are quickly shifting to green design and technology. Here’s why.