The Shire of Spring Willow is a new residential development by Norcan Development Corporation in Southwest Calgary. Featuring large lots and custom built homes, the new community is designed for discerning homeowners who seek urban living in a peaceful setting.
To date, every home under construction in the 13-lot community has Innotech windows and doors. The builder, N of 1 Custom Home Projects, specified Innotech products for their proven durability, superior energy efficiency and easy to use operation. Every home has different colours, from traditional white, bold charcoal black, to rich mahogany wood foil, as well as different shapes, sizes and grid patterns.
For additional info and photos, read The Shire of Spring Willow project profile.
Join us on Friday, September 30th from 4 to 9 PM for an open house at our new showroom in Kelowna, BC: The Factory.
We're celebrating the opening of Kelowna's premier destination for building professionals and homeowners with a little wine, appetizers and mingling. Explore The Factory's two stories and discover building suppliers, designers and artists for your home or upcoming project.
The Factory is more than our showroom, it is a beautiful example of vision, design and community. Not long ago, 1302 St. Paul Street was an abandoned building with little hope of repair. Today, it is a contempory space that combines new technologies with architectural vision.
Learn more about this stunning retrofit project in the heart of Kelowna's cultural district here.
Team Canada's concept house - Technological Residence, Traditional Living (TRTL) - is a net-zero home that features a range of materials that offer resistance to mold, fire and the extreme elements of Southern Alberta, Canada. The materials, including Innotech Tilt + Turn Windows and Terrace Swing Doors, were chosen because they also significantly extend the life of the building.
The 18th annual Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association Parade of Renovated Homes is an exciting opportunity for the public to tour 12 professionally renovated homes in the Lower Mainland, including Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Vancouver and West Vancouver.
Innotech Windows + Doors is excited to feature its Tilt + Turn Windows and Terrace Swing Doors in the North Vancouver home featured on the tour.
Recently renovated by Blackfish Homes and Construction in collaboration with JRS Engineering, the beautiful home features a host of green features. It has achieved an outstanding EnerGuide rating of 87 and ultra-low air change per hour of 1.2, making it one of the most energy efficient homes in the Lower Mainland.
+ For more information about the project, click here
+ For more information about the GVHBA Parade of Renovated Homes, click here
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.
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
The Oceanside Beach House is located only 1,000 feet from the Pacific Ocean on the Oregon coast. Designed by architect Jeff Stern in close collaboration with the homeowners, the home is a modern interpretation of a traditional Oregon beach house.
"We were looking for cost effective windows and doors that were suitable for the harsh coastal environment," says Jeff. "After seeing the Innotech products at the Z-haus in Portland, we felt the Innotech windows with the tilt and turn operation suited both the design of the house and the owners' lifestyle much better than other types of windows more commonly available. The substantial profile and the ability to do a very large Tilt + Slide Door were also very appealing."
The wedge shaped design of the home was inspired by the triangular site and built to maximize the spectacular panoramic views from all angles. The interior of the home features a gently sloping ceiling and carefully placed openings to maximize the views and track the path of the sun throughout the day.
+ Follow the construction progress of the Oceanside Beach House at the IN SITU Architecture blog
Photos courtesy of IN SITU Architecture.
Profine International Profile Group, the world's largest manufacturer of uPVC window and door profiles, has proudly featured the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in their newsletter. Profine manufactures TROCAL window and door profiles, which are the profiles used in our windows and doors.
+ Read Profine's feature about the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort (PDF - 157 KB)
+ Learn more about the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort
Delta street in Ladner Village, BC was transformed into a cartoon-like town for the upcomming Nickelodeon movie The Fairly Odd Parents. One of the main buildings in the fictional town of Dimmsdale - the nicest town on Earth! - features Innotech windows! When not part of the movie set, the building is a new office building that was designed to meet Ladner's heritage construction guidelines.
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