Energy efficient window uses recycled wood material as alternative to vinyl

Windows are a big part of a home's performance, but the materials they're made of matter, too.

In this video, Stacy Einck, manager for brand public relations for Andersen Windows, reviews the features of Andersen's 100 Series windows and doors.

The popular line of windows and doors is made of the company’s Fibrex material and are SCS certified for pre-consumer recycled content and indoor air quality. Fibrex material is a wood composite containing 60 percent polymers and 40 percent pre-consumer reclaimed wood fiber from the company’s manufacturing process.

It combines the strength and stability of wood with the low-maintenance features of vinyl. Independent testing has found that Fibrex material has a low thermal expansion and contraction rate, is resistant to rotting and termites, and retains its rigidity and stability in high temperatures. 

Andersen 100 Series products also have received SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold certification for indoor air quality. This level of certification meets North America’s strictest indoor air emission criteria, namely the California Section 01350 Specification, the strictest emission standard in the U.S. 

The windows were featured in the 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome demonstration home at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in New Orleans. The 1,550 square foot, three-bedroom, two-bath modular Greenbuild LivingHome meets LEED v4 Platinum requirements. After the expo, it was relocated to a site in the Lower Ninth Ward to replace a home lost in Hurricane Katrina.

Read more about energy efficient windows and doors.


Topics: Building Green, Foundations, Windows

Companies: Andersen Windows


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