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April 23, 2018

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Some (Recent) Passive House Books To Read

A subject that’s near-and-dear to our hearts! It never hurts to (re-)invest time toward learning, so here’s a list of books about Passive House that have been published in the last 4 years. An Introduction to Passive House by J. Bere Positive Energy Homes: Creating Passive Houses for Better Living by R. Brimblecombe and K.

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

January 18, 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.

June 11, 2015

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What makes Alpen a Colorado Company to Watch Winner?

Watch this #CCTW 2015 Colorado Companies to Watch video to see why judges chose Alpen from over 1,000 competitors to earn the prestigious award … Colorado Companies to Watch (CCTW) is a unique statewide awards program recognizing growing companies that are quietly creating jobs, developing innovation and contributing to their communities. These companies are often

June 10, 2015

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Alpen HPP Winner of 2015 Colorado Companies to Watch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Craig Maierhofer 303-324-0485 Alpen High Performance Products Named one of 2015 Colorado Companies to Watch Winner   Niwot, CO – Alpen High Performance Products announced today that it has been named a Colorado Company to Watch, acknowledging the drive, excellence and influence of Alpen High Performance Products as a thriving and

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,

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

October 20, 2014

Passive House Institute Certified Projects Database Now Online

The International Passive House Association (iPHA) recently published their searchable database of Passive House Certified projects both completed and in construction.  As similar as the diversity in the individual home designs is the diversity of window products used.  There appear to be as many European window products as there are North American windows. Among certified

October 2, 2014

Landenberg Today Touts House with Alpen Windows as “A Home for the Next Century”

October 2, 2014- Landenberg Today magazine Fall 2014 edition features multi-page article on an Alpen window home, calling it “A Home for the Next Century.” Nestled in a serene 7-acre camp in Landenberg, PA in Chester County, about 20 miles Southwest of Philadelphia, KampKaolin is a 2,700 square foot high performance home inspired, designed and built following