Focusing on affordable and sustainable energy efficiency in home construction, the EcoMod Passive House project utilized modular construction techniques to achieve a super-tight envelope with Alpen’s 725 Series high performance fiberglass windows for insulation and passive solar gain.
In July, 2013, AIA’s Architect Magazine awarded the EcoMod Passive House project the prestigious 2013 R&D Award.
Alpen congratulates the EcoMod team on their achievements, read on for two articles highlighting the project:
Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building at the University of California, Davis Campus
As Alpen HPP sales teams work with designers of two new Living Building Challenge focused projects set for construction in Spring 2014, we draw inspiration from successful Living Building Challenge-Certified projects completed over the past few years, including:
Completed in May, 2013, the Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building utilized a variety of high performance building strategies to reduce energy use, achieve a super-insulated and airtight building envelope, incorporate low-embodied-energy and sustainably-harvested building materials, and provide enough power from renewable energy technologies to achieve net-zero energy annual usage for the entire 8,500 square-foot building.
Alpen’s 525 Series fiberglass windows insulate and provide daylight and natural ventilation to the building’s living and learning spaces. Fitted with motorized operators, Alpen casement windows are integrated with the building’s automated HVAC system for passive ventilation and cooling.
A first of its kind on a University campus, the winery building is Certified Living Building Challenge and Net-Zero Energy.
The Sustainable Living Center at the Maharishi University of Management
Completed in 2012, the Sustainable Living Center at Maharishi University of Management incorporates Alpen 925 Series fiberglass fixed/picture and awning windows in its super-insulated building envelope. High solar heat gain windows provide passive solar heat gain during winter months.
The building is certified Living Building Challenge, LEED Platinum and Net-Zero Energy.
Midtown Residential’s Brookfield Passive House was unveiled today in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Builders and designers applauded Alpen windows’ high performance contribution as central to achieving their Passive House certification. This home the first in Colorado to receive Certification by Passive House US and the first certified Passive House in the nation built by a production home builder. Project website: http://www.brookfieldhomesco.com/homes/passive-house-midtown
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In an article published by Green Building Advisor, Alpen HPP is recognized as being one of five North American window manufacturers to have sought and achieved Passive House Certification by the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) or Passive House International (PHI).
Through Alpen’s efforts to promote and participate in the Passive House movement, the company’s technical sales team continue to engage in learning about the passive building movement and related certifications. This knowledge is exhibited in the GBA article in quotes from Alpen’s sales team who were interviewed for the piece.
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Here’s an article featuring Missouri’s first Passive House which used Alpen’s 725 series fiberglass windows.
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Portland, Oregon’s “HBA Home Building News” journal featured a pair of articles highlighting Alpen high performance windows for the Passive Building sector.
One article highlights a modular multifamily home construction project underway this summer that uses Alpen windows to achieve its super-efficient envelope and the second features Alpen’s recent PHIUS Certification.
Both articles can be viewed in the HBA News online publication by clicking here!
April 12, 2013—Boulder based Alpen High Performance Products (Alpen HPP) is pleased to announce that they are the first manufacturer to have completed certification of their high performance fiberglass windows under the Passive House Institute-US (PHIUS) Certified Product Performance Data Program.
PHIUS developed the certification program to assist domestic (North American) and international window manufacturers in attaining accreditation of uniformly simulated and independently verified product performance data for use in the passive building sector.
“We are thrilled to be the first company to complete having its windows certified under the PHIUS program,” said Alison Ray, an Alpen HPP Sales Representative, “the results exceeded even our own expectations built around previously certified NFRC performance values, with whole-window performances as low as U-0.128 BTU/hr*ft2*F and 0.728 W/m*K.”
Alpen HPP is rapidly emerging a favorite supplier among architects and Passive House consultants who appreciate domestically-produced windows and expect superior quality, performance and innovation. The company is committed to supporting the efforts of PHIUS and consumers and industry groups within the Passive House community to improve accessibility and awareness of this important third party verified performance data.
While Alpen continues to certify performance data for multiple window options, they welcome you to contact them for detailed PHPP input data or for other information about the company and the many high performance window and glazing options offered. Please contact Alpen’s sales support team at 303-834-3600 or email email@example.com.
Come visit Alpen HPP and our partner Medallion Industries in the Expo Hall at the Passive House Northwest annual conference in Seattle.
We look forward to meeting more members of the Passive House community and demonstrating how Alpen windows compliment Passive House designs.
Seattle Pacific University, Seattle WA
March 15, 2013
See examples of Passive Houses with Alpen windows in our NEWS post: Passive Houses with Alpen Windows featured in Recreating the American Home: The Passive House Approach
Passive Houses with Alpen Windows featured in Recreating the American Home: The Passive House Approach
In Recreating the American Home: The Passive House Approach, author Mary James presents a diverse collection of homes designed and built using Passive House practices and techniques. Each featured home includes a description about how designers applied the Passive House approach to their projects and include pictures, blueprints, and construction details.
Of the ten homes featured in the book, four utilize Alpen high performance fiberglass windows and super-insulating suspended film glass to achieve a well-insulated, airtight building envelope and harvest passive solar heat gain for warming the home during winter months.
Homes with Alpen fiberglass windows featured in Recreating the American Home include:
Alpen windows have been used in dozens of Passive House-Certified and Passive House-Inspired homes around the country. As early participants in PHIUS’ Product Performance Certification Program, we anxiously await our PHPP-ready data to be published on the PHIUS website.
Recreating the American Home: The Passive House Approach is published by Low Carbon Productions
Hey New Englanders! Come visit our partner, Pinnacle Window Solution’s booth 763 at NESEA’s Building Energy Conference to learn more about Alpen’s high performance windows.
Building Energy BE13
March 5-7, 2013
Two of Pinnacle Windows’ residential projects are also featured in Alpen’s News post, “Alpen Windows Ideal for Maine Passive Solar Residences”.