The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) recently published an articled entitled "High Condensation Resistance of Vinyl Meets Green, Health Care Needs". The article takes a look at the benefits of high performance vinyl windows for use in health care facilities:
"In the health care world in particular, green building practices are expanding design visions to emphasize beneficial daylighting, energy efficiency and other key green criteria, while accomplishing the latest sector-specific missions of reducing health care errors; discouraging the spread of infectious agents; improving sound attenuation; increasing patient well-being and enhancing physical security. High-efficiency vinyl windows with high CRF values should be of particular interest to hospitals and other medical facilities because moisture provides fertile ground for growth of potentially dangerous molds and bacteria, and can compromise sensitive diagnostic equipment. Smooth, non-porous surfaces also discourage the collection of dust and the spread of infection and are easy to clean. Windows with vinyl frames and integral blinds, sealed against moisture, dust and mold within insulating glass units, are a good option.
For all these reasons, the green movement, although initially virulently anti-vinyl, is beginning to take a second look at vinyl products, much as occurred in Europe more than a decade ago."
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The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) EQuilibrium™ Sustainable Housing Demonstration Initiative is a national program that designs, builds, and demonstrates sustainable homes throughout Canada.
Innotech Terrace Swing Doors were selected for the CMHC EQuilibrium™ Green Dream Home in Kamloops because of their exceptional thermal insulation and energy performance. Two sets of double Terrace Swing Doors with sidelite windows will be featured in the home, which is set to open to the public once construction is completed in the spring of 2010.
+ Visit the Green Dream Home website
+ Download the CMHC EQuilibrium™ Green Dream Home brochure (PDF)
+ Visit the CMHC EQuilibrium™ Sustainable Housing Demonstration Initiative website
Innotech is proud to exhibit at the new Light House Sustainability Showcase entitled the Green Building Centre of Excellence.
The Centre features two levels of emerging green technologies and sustainable building products. Learn all about sustainable building solutions, includes themes such as earth, sun & energy, community, water, zero waste, building envelop, and air & health. The Centre will be opened from November 7, 2009 to November 2010. Innotech is on the second floor in the skin & bone (building envelope) section of the Centre.
+ Visit the Light House Sustainable Building Centre website
The right windows and doors not only create aesthetically pleasing homes, but they can also contribute to a healthier indoor living environment and a reduced environmental footprint. When selecting windows and doors, there are three features that should be considered: indoor environmental quality, energy performance, and durability. + Read more
Innotech Windows + Doors is proud to have been chosen to supply all of the windows and exterior doors for the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association (GVHBA) laneway house feature showcased at the Spring 2009 BC Home + Garden Show in Vancouver.
+ Learn more about laneway housing
+ Read the project profile on the Laneway House
The Brook is a new residential mid-rise building located on Vancouver's luxurious North Shore. The Brook is LEED® Registered seeking Platinum Certification with the Canada Green Building Council. Celebrated for being one of the most environmentally friendly residential buildings in Canada, Innotech is pleased to have contributed to the project's green features with energy efficient and durable windows and doors.
Innotech is now an industry member of Built Green™. Built Green™ is an industry driven voluntary program that promotes green building practices. We look forward to working with the association to help builders and homeowners increase their home's EnerGuide Rating.
+ Visit Built Green™ to find out more
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