US made-window certified for Passive House use

| by Gary Wollenhaupt
US made-window certified for Passive House use

Architects, builders and homeowners seeking a passive solution can turn to a trusted name for an American-made product.

The Ultimate Casement window from Marvin Windows and Doors has received certification from the Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS).

Marvin’s passive window option combines the beauty of warm wood interiors with exceptional performance, all backed by a century-old heritage of quality and service.

Marvin Ultimate Casement Window
Marvin Ultimate Casement

"Windows are a key consideration in passive building design," said Christine Marvin, director of Marketing at Marvin Windows and Doors. "Because our products are made in the USA, Marvin can offer builders a shorter lead time than international manufacturers. And our extensive independent dealer network means we can support the project from the time it’s drawn up until after installation. Marvin works one-on-one with its customers to deliver the perfect windows for each project along with high-tech building solutions."

Marvin's Ultimate Casement offers a 10-year warranty on parts and workmanship and 20 years on glass. Marvin also achieves lead times of less than 8 weeks -- unlike European providers that often specify much longer lead times.

Marvin's Clad Ultimate Casement meets PHIUS certification in two zones: Zone 3 and Marine South, per the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) map. The Ultimate Casement is available with tripane glass in a 1-3/8 inch profile or quad glazing with Heat Mirror technology in a 1-inch profile.

For the Ultimate Casement tripane, the product’s performance features include:

  • 1 3⁄8-inch glass makeup with a combination of LoE2-272, LoE-180 and LoE-i89 with Argon insulating gas fill
  • U-value of 0.18
  • Solar Heat Gain Coefficient of 0.349
  • Air infiltration of less than 0.01 cfm/ft^2

For the Ultimate Casement with quad glazing and Heat Mirror, performance features include:

  • 1-inch glass make up, Heat Mirror quad glazing, and a combination of LoE-180 L, HM88, and LoE-i89 with Krypton gas
  • U-value of 0.19
  • Solar Heat Gain Coefficient of 0.420
  • Air infiltration of less than 0.01 cfm/ft^2

"With our long history of custom manufacturing and our skilled, experienced work force, we’re able to craft windows that will meet the highest standards of energy efficiency while allowing design freedom," said Mike Laufman, senior manager at Marvin Signature Services, which offers one-on-one design and manufacturing support for custom projects.”

The Ultimate Casement comes in a virtually endless range of styles and sizes. With six wood species options and nine factory-applied interior stain and paint finishes, customers can create a window to fit any home.

The Ultimate Casement offers 19 standard exterior clad colors with an industry leading AAMA 2605 finish as a standard and an extensive range of custom colors.

Marvin Windows and Doors also offers a wide range of additional windows made in the USA that will meet both the strict European and U.S. standards for passive building. Certifications on those products are pending.

Read more about energy-efficient windows and doors.

Topics: Certification / LEED, Passive House, Windows

Companies: Marvin Windows and Doors

Gary Wollenhaupt

Gary Wollenhaupt is an experienced writer and editor, with a background as a daily newspaper reporter as well as corporate and agency public relations and marketing. He is constantly looking for affordable green upgrades to make to his home in eastern Kentucky.

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