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March 9, 2019

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Hitchcock Center Wins Prestigious Sustainable Design Award

Boston Society of Architects/AIA awards 2018 Sustainable Design Honor Award Located on the Amherst, MA campus of Hampshire College, the Hitchcock Center for the Environment features an integrated interpretive program that explains universal natural principles and illustrates how those principles are applied within the building. It also features Alpen windows.   “This center doesn’t merely

February 27, 2019

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Thin Glass WILL Change High Performance Windows

Alpen thin glass windows set to shake up the high performance window market We’re rolling out triple pane products that are lighter, thinner, and will (eventually) be cheaper. Since the early 1990s, the performance of the vast majority of windows hasn’t really improved much–but now that’s changing, and the market has begun transforming because of

January 31, 2019

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Powerful Glass

The perfect net zero energy solution for EVERY building? Applied to vertical surfaces of buildings, this transparent solar coating turns traditional windows into highly energy efficient and electricity-generating windows. Ubiquitous Energy, a leader in transparent solar technology, has partnered with Alpen High Performance Products to produce the first demonstration commercial window façades with > 1m2

June 18, 2018

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Super Window Could Save Billions

Needless to say, that headline from the Department of Energy’s Berkeley Labs caught our eye! Here’s a link to the DoE’s press release, laying out the fact that “About $20 billion worth of energy leaks out of windows in the United States each winter – and that’s with double-paned insulating windows installed on a majority of

February 2, 2018

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Introducing: The ONLY American-made window with both PHIUS and PHI Certifications

Alpen is proud to announce the first (and currently only) dual-certified window manufactured in North America. We believe making good decisions should be easier, not harder…and simpler, not more complex. If you’re looking for the highest quality windows that America has to offer, and you need a certified product—for Passive House, Net Zero Energy, Living

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

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