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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

October 25, 2018

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Alpen Technology – Key Component of Boulder Commons Zero Energy Performance

Boulder Commons, a net zero energy development in Colorado, is the home of Rocky Mountain Institute’s Boulder office. The project sets a new paradigm for zero energy lease structures, alternative mobility and high-performance speculative buildings. Alpen fiberglass windows provide a critical element of these two 100,000 square foot NZE/ZE buildings.   Zero energy buildings have

July 27, 2018

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See What AlpenGlass Has to Offer!

AlpenGlass™: The industry’s highest-performing multi-cavity glass solution AlpenGlass vs. Traditional Triple Pane—There Is No Comparison AlpenGlass delivers the lowest U-factors in the industry, nearly 100% UV blockage and a variety of solar heat gain options. This provides the flexibility designers need to create large glass areas without sacrificing energy efficiency. Since Alpen is able to

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

May 22, 2017

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Highlands Retreat

A high performance home in the mountains of North Carolina When considering a new home, the owners (Andy and Gayle) wanted to save energy in order to lower energy bills and reduce their use of fossil fuels–as well as preserve some great south-facing views.   When they finally began designing their house, they understood the

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 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.