High performance home features high performance fiberglass windows

For any high performance home, windows are a major factor in the energy efficiency equation.

That' why the Proud Green Home of St. Louis features chose Integrity Windows by Marvin, chosen for their performance and durability

The high performance five-bedroom, 3,700 square-foot Prairie-style home – built in partnership with Hibbs Homes, Verdatek Solutions, Curtiss W. Byrne Architect, and the High Performance Buildings Research Center (part of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Research Consortium at the University of Missouri-Columbia) was constructed to provide the homeowners with better indoor air quality, lower energy costs, and better durability. This “Proud Green Home” will also educate and inspire building professionals and consumers about the benefits of building and living green.

Integrity Windows and Doors is the world’s largest manufacturer of windows and doors made with Ultrex – a state-of-the-art pultruded fiberglass material that known for its strength and durability.

According to Marvin, Ultrex fiberglass is eight times stronger than vinyl and three times stronger than vinyl/wood composites. It resists fading, chalking, peeling and cracking.

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis is the first of its kind in Missouri, and meets a number of prominent green building standards, including:
- Energy Star for Homes
- ANSI ICC-700 The National Green Building Standard
- DOE Zero Net Ready home
- EPA Indoor airPlus
- WaterSense

Other notable high performance features of the “Proud Green Home” include: 
Integrity Windows from Marvin
Dow Building Solutions including spray foam insulation
- LG major appliances
- LG Electronics
- Mattingly Lumber & Millworks factory-built walls and trusses
Benjamin Obdyke Home Slicker Rainscreen
Boral interior and exterior brick and stone
- Cree Lighting LED lights
- Continuous slab insulation
Huber ZIP System sheathing and tape and AdvanTech flooring
STEP Warmfloor radiant underfloor heating
- Solatube tubular daylighting devices
GeoComfort geothermal heating and cooling system
Kohler low-flow plumbing fixtures
Zehnder America Energy Recovery Ventilation
ACT D'MAND Kontrol Systems
EcoDrain hot water heat recovery system
KleenWrap subfloor construction barrier
- Solar power ready
- Solar water heating ready

Read more about the Proud Green Home of St. Louis.


Topics: Building Green, Certification / LEED, Energy Star, Proud Green Home of St. Louis, Windows

Companies: Cree Inc., Dow Building Solutions, Kohler, Marvin Windows and Doors, Kleendeck, LLC, GeoComfort Geothermal Systems, Benjamin Obdyke, Zehnder America, ACT D'MAND Systems, Huber Engineered Woods, STEP Warmfloor, EcoDrain


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