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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

September 29, 2016

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Alpen Recognized by Vail Valley Home Magazine

Smart Glass New window technologies make mountain contemporary home design more energy-efficient than ever before Today, many new homes in Vail Valley — especially the high-end, luxury, mountain contemporary residences — are being designed with a whole new ideal in mind, one that visually brings the splendor of the outdoors indoors with vast banks of

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

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

May 26, 2016

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Capital Repairs and Maintenance Projects

When a need for repairs arises, it often brings up other issues as well. Problems can develop when you and your staff have to make the hard decision of prioritizing which project or repairs should be done first. Prioritize major repairs and projects Base their priority on: Safety State/Federal requirements Critical value of system/component Age