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Sarah Nettleton Architects, Home #9 AIA Minnesota, Homes by Architects


We love Home #9!


The AIA Minnesota Homes by Architects Tour is an exciting opportunity to tour beautiful homes in Minneapolis and St. Paul designed by talented architects. This year, home #9 of 23 is one of the highlights of the tour. 


Designed by Sarah Nettleton Architects, the LEED-certified, 4,000 square foot home is a mix of good design and sustainability. The home features triple glazed Innotech Tilt + Glide Doors and Terrace Swing Doors in a custom painted dark grey finish supplied by our local dealer Heritage Window and Door


+ For more information about Home #9 and the Homes by Architects Tour, click here

+ View additional photos of Home #9 on Houzz.com



House & Home, Canada's leading design and interior design magazine, featured an Innotech-supplied project in their July issue.


The fabulous home is located in Langdale on BC's beautiful Sunshine Coast and features stunning views of the Pacific ocean. While the home's proximity to the water makes for amazing seaside viewing, the harsh salt environment can do terrible things to traditional windows and doors. Innotech windows and doors, with their corrosion resistant engineering and materials, were the perfect choice to ensure those spectacular views will be enjoyed for years to come.


Pick up a copy of House & Home on newsstands before they're all gone!


House and Home Magazine



June was a very busy month for the Innotech-supplied housing project Gray's Landing. Not only was the LEED-certified development a finalist for a DJC Top Project Award, but it also received a coveted Vanguard Award from the National Affordable Housing Management Association. NAHMA’s Vanguard Awards recognize the best and most innovative new affordable housing developments, and promotes the viability of affordable housing projects across the United States.


Completed in November 2012, Gray's Landing is a four storey, 209-unit apartment complex built on the principles of energy efficiency and affordable living. This project is a notable one for Innotech as it was the first to utilize our extrusion painted on the exterior. Special congrats to Ankrom Moisan Architects along with the rest of the development team for their inspired work on this project. 


Gray's Landing

 Photo courtesy of Ankrom Moisan


+ Read more about Gray's Landing on Ankrom Moisan's website

+ Read the Vanguard Award citation on NAHMA's website



One of our projects, the Queen of Peace Monastery in the Squamish Valley in British Columbia, was featured in the Spring 2013 issue of DDC Journal. 


Queen of Peace


+ Read the article here

+ Learn more about the Queen of Peace Monastery here


St. Andrews, North Vancouver


Congratulations to Blackfish Homes and Construction for their recent 2011 Georgie Award® for Best Residential Renovation between $500,000 - $799,999!


+ Click for more info on the 2011 Georgie Awards 


+ Click to read the project profile


A recent renovation project by Dueck Homes in Winnipeg, Manitoba was featured in the Winnipeg Free Press. Read the article here and read the project profile here.


Dueck Homes, Winnipeg, Manitoba



Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Patient Housing


Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) Patient Housing was recently featured in GB&D Magazine. The project's lead architect, Scott Carr, defines the LEED Gold registered project as follows:


"The building is meticulously detailed to withstand the tests of time," says Carr. "Sustainability begins with designing durable buildings that are capable of lasting 75-100 years."


SCCA features a high-performance thermal envelope that meets Architecture 2030 Challenge requirements. Innotech Tilt + Turn Windows are featured throughout the project.


+ Read the GB&D Magazine article here

+ Read the SCCA project profile here


The LEED® Platinum Certified Bagley Classroom was recently featured in GreenSource Magazine. Featuring triple glazed Innotech Tilt + Turn Windows, the project in Duluth Minnesota is also awaiting Passive House recognition.


Bagley Nature Classroom - LEED Platinum 



Students at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) are fortunate to have access to Bagley Nature Area, a 55-acre parcel of land on the northwest portion of the campus that includes a pond, forest, ski and hiking trails, and open space. But while conducting research, observing wildlife, or absorbing the scenery, the students had no home base. To remedy this dilemma, the university commissioned local firm Salmela Architect to design a small LEED Platinum-certified classroom space on an existing clearing (an unused volleyball court). It was the team who decided to up the ante and simultaneously try for Passive House certification and net-zero energy. “We went for everything,” says David Salmela, FAIA. “Energy-oriented buildings tend to be driven by the technology rather than the architecture. What we wanted to do was combine all of those things together.”


+ Read the full article here


There is less than one week left to visit the 2010 PNE Prize Home at the PNE Fair in Vancouver, BC! You can also visit Innotech at booth # 772 in the Home Depot Home Improvement Showcase located near the PNE Prize Home on the PNE Fair grounds.


Windows PNE Prize Home Vancouver BC

Windows PNE Prize Home Vancouver BC



+ Learn more about the windows and doors in the 2010 PNE Prize Home

+ Read the press release about Innotech and the 2010 PNE Prize Home (PDF)

+ Read the Vancouver Sun's article "$1.2-million PNE home a stage for winner"


CTV's Chris Olsen takes a behind the scenes tour of the PNE Prize Home. He praises the easy to use Tilt + Turn operation that combines efficiency, ventilation and security: 


"The windows combine efficiency with flexibility and security. If you twist the lever half way up, they swing open wide. Twist it another quarter of a turn and they open from the top, letting air in but not burglars. Pull the lever all the way down and the windows are securely locked."

- Chris Olsen, CTVBC News


+ Read CTV's full article

+ View video of the PNE Prize Home, which features a short demo of the Tilt + Turn operation