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March 17, 2017

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A Headquarters Worthy of its Mission

The Rocky Mountain Institute Innovation Center in Basalt, Colorado “This building achieves beyond net-zero energy because we have gotten better at choosing and combining technologies to maximize building performance.” –Amory Lovins   The Three Main Design Challenges of the RMI Innovation Center in Basalt, Colorado: Meeting the goal of net zero in one of the

February 16, 2017

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What Does Good Look Like?

Alpen and the Living Building Challenge: What does good look like? That is the question that the Living Building Challenge asks. The living building challenge is just as much about beauty as it is about environmental impact—and one reason why the International Living Future Institute uses the metaphor “Efficient as a flower” to describe its

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.

November 20, 2016

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Glass Magazine Talks ZR10

Second Industry Mention of the ZR10 This Month! Alpen receives it’s second Zenith ZR10 mention (in November) from an industry news leader. “The Alpen ZR10 rounds out the company’s existing range of Zenith Series 1025 and 925 double-film high-performance window designs, engineered to provide super insulating properties in both heating- and cooling-dominant climates”   See

November 13, 2016

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Door & Window Magazine Cover Shot + Award

Industry Accolades It’s a 10: Alpen excels in 2016 Green Awards from Door & Window Market Magazine–and is showcased on the cover! “Alpen’s Zenith Series ZR10 fixed picture window has now overcome the challenge as both a validated R10 performer and a market-ready product–truly surpassing the DOE’s goals for bringing a market-accessible R10 window technology

July 16, 2016

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Why Should I Get Fiberglass Windows?

Are fiberglass windows for you? Yes, and here’s why Fiberglass windows are stronger Fiberglass windows are better insulated Fiberglass windows are extremely low maintenance Fiberglass windows are weather resistant And finally, Alpen can create a custom fiberglass frame just for you Fiberglass Strength Fiberglass is made up of tiny strands tightly bound and bonded to

June 16, 2016

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Keep Your Customers Comfortable and In Your Store

It’s summer time. Time for boardwalks, window shopping, and ice cream stores. Time for sprinklers, live music, and barbeques. And time for the heat to trigger your store’s air conditioning. The Dog Days of Summer Picture it: sun shining, 100 degrees, and no breeze. A nightmare for patrons who thought a trip to Pearl Street

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

March 31, 2016

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Perfect Example of the U.S. Sustainable Construction Industry

It starts with trust We all love being trusted by our clients and customers. Whether they are as large as the Empire State Building or as small as a tiny house, trust expresses their belief in our products and our services. It increases by an order of magnitude when that trust comes from a branch

March 10, 2016

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Heat Mirror® Is Heating Up The Press!

Alpen High Performance Products Makes Capital Investments to Address Nationwide Demand for Next Generation Heat Mirror® High-performance window manufacturer to increase production of Alpenglass™ at Colorado Facility   NIWOT, Colo., March 9, 2016 – Alpen High Performance Products, a leading designer and manufacturer of super-insulating, high-performance windows and doors, announces the expansion of its Alpenglass™