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March 31, 2015

Uptown Lofts with Alpen Windows Celebrates PHIUS+ Certification and Ribbon Cutting

Pittsburgh, PA – On February 26, ACTION Housing held its ribbon cutting ceremony at Uptown Lofts on Fifth to celebrate its grand opening and achievement of PHIUS+ Passive House Certification for Multifamily Buildings. The Uptown Lofts project is a new housing development of two buildings that will serve low-income individuals and youth who have aged

March 25, 2015

Alpen 525-S Series is now PHIUS Certified!

Just in time for the fantastic news about Uptown Lofts Multifamily Project having received Passive House Certification, we’re proud to announce that we received our official Passive House Institute, US (PHIUS) Certified Window Performance Data for Alpen 525-S Series windows used on that project. Click here to download copies of our newest PHIUS Certificates including

March 24, 2015

Passive House Northwest Conference: Beyond Passive House starts Thursday 3/26

Hello friends in the Pacific Northwest! If you’re headed to Seattle this week, be sure to stop by the Passive House Northwest 2015 Annual Conference: “Beyond Passive House” and expo hall on Thursday 3/26 and Friday 3/27.   Straight from our Colorado Headquarters, our very own window solution and Passive House window expert, Leah Primrose,

March 2, 2015

Bonsai Design Build sets high mark for airtight assembly: blower door test reveals Passive House-level performance

January 2015 – Bonsai Design Build’s new construction work at the Lipan Street Cottage wrapped this month with the home’s final inspection and blower door test. The results are in, and they’re spectacular: built using SIPS, Siga Tape and, of course, Alpen high performance fiberglass windows, the Lipan Street Cottage blower door test revealed an

March 1, 2015

Alpen Manhattan Showroom is Now Open!

Alpen high performance fiberglass plants a flag in the city that never sleeps. After working tirelessly through the long, cold winter to renovate and outfit our newest showroom in the Hells Kitchen neighborhood of New York City, Alpen’s east coast team proudly announced: “We are open and ready for biz… Busy and getting Buzz!”  

January 21, 2015


Alpen Glass Exceeds Expectations for Efficiency, Comfort and Daylight in David and Lucille Packard Foundation

January 2015- A stunning photograph of the David and Lucille Packard Foundation Living Building Certified net-zero energy building graces the cover of this winter’s High Performance Buildings magazine, accompanied by a wonderfully-written 10-page article about this architecturally appealing, exceedingly efficient new commercial building enveloped with a shell of Alpen’s high performance suspended film insulating glass.

January 12, 2015

AE Building and Bonsai Design Host Open House – January 24, 2014

Alpen’s Colorado front-range sales representatives are hosting an open house at a beautiful net-zero energy ready home in Denver, CO on January 24.  The home’s beautiful, modern design uses Alpen 525-S Series windows to frame beautiful Denver skyline views, warm bedrooms of future residents with passive solar heat gain, and tighten up the envelope for

January 5, 2015

Alpen HPP Move Back to Boulder County Met with Encouragement, Praise in Left Hand Valley Courier

December 31, 2014 – Niwot Colorado’s Left Hand Valley Courier covers Alpen HPP’s upcoming move to the Niwot area in an expertly written feature article in this month’s issue. Interviews with Alpen’s CEO, Brad Begin, and with Alpen clients add color to Alpen’s growth and relocation plans for 2015, including a manufacturing facility move back into Boulder

December 10, 2014

Video About the Empire State Building Transformation, Hosted by Alpen’s founder, Robert Clarke

Trolling around Youtube today, I found a video posted by Sika about the Empire State Building retrofit of 2010, and was surprised and delighted to hear a friendly voice greet me when I pressed “play”.  The video’s host is none other than Alpen founder and suspended coated film architectural glass pioneer, Robert Clarke. Clarke’s work

December 9, 2014

Sustainable Design Talks with Chris Bailey, Alpen Window Expert – NAPHN Conference 2014

In September, 2014, “Sustainable Design” – a Youtube channel focused on promoting new energy efficient products – visited the North American Passive House Network 2014 Conference in Portland, ME.  Video hosts stopped to talk with Chris Bailey of Pinnacle Window Solutions from Biddeford, ME while he was in his booth promoting Alpen high performance fiberglass windows.  This fun, informative video