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2/28/2012

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

12/2/2010

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."

 

+ Click here to read the full article

11/26/2010

Innotech has new product listings on the Built Green Canada website based on our new 2010 ENERGY STAR® ratings.

 

Two years ago, Innotech joined Built Green Canada, an Alberta-based green building program originally created by the Canadian Home Builders Association. Built Green recognizes four levels of achievement: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Builders accumulate points from a checklist of green building options and must also achieve specified EnerGuide ratings for overall energy efficiency.

 

Built Green has an online catalog of products that meet their criteria for a green home, and Innotech has several new product listings:

 

+ Innotech Tilt + Turn / Picture Windows

+ Innotech Tilt + Turn and Terrace Swing Glass Doors

+ Innotech Tilt + Glide Sliding Glass Doors

Innotech has new product listings on the Built Green Canada website based on our new 2010 ENERGY STAR® ratings.

 

Two years ago, Innotech joined Built Green Canada, an Alberta-based green building program originally created by the Canadian Home Builders Association. Built Green recognizes four levels of achievement: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Builders accumulate points from a checklist of green building options and must also achieve specified EnerGuide ratings for overall energy efficiency.

 

Built Green has an online catalog of products that meet their criteria for a green home, and Innotech has several new product listings:

 

+ Innotech Tilt + Turn / Picture Windows

+ Innotech Tilt + Turn and Terrace Swing Glass Doors

+ Innotech Tilt + Glide Sliding Glass Doors

 

Originally created for Part 9 buildings, the program now labels multi-storey stacked townhome and high rise projects as well.

 

8/31/2010

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"

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