UPDATE: This post has been updated on October 1, 2010 to reflect the new 2010 ENERGY STAR requirements.
The ENERGY STAR® label is one easy way to identify energy efficient windows and doors. In Canada, there are four ENERGY STAR climate zones: A, B, C and D. Standard double glazed Innotech windows and doors meet the requirements for Zone B — which qualifies them for Zones A and B. Triple glazed Innotech products are qualified for Zone D: all of Canada, including the far North.
As Canadian ENERGY STAR requirements are more stringent than those in the US, Innotech windows and doors also exceed the requirements of all US ENERGY STAR zones as well.
Why is this important? Because the higher the ENERGY STAR rating (zones C and D), the more energy efficient the windows and doors. For homeowners, this translate to a better insulated home with no drafts which results in greater savings on your energy bills – in both summer and winter. Other benefits to zone C and D rated windows and doors include superior air, water and sound resistance for a more comfortable home.
+ Learn more about Innotech and ENERGY STAR
+ Learn more about Canadian ENERGY STAR for windows and doors (PDF)
+ Learn more about US ENERGY STAR for windows and doors
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 is proud to announce that our dual action tilt and turn windows and doors are now available in Alberta. With a dedicated product representative in Calgary and a dealer in Red Deer, Innotech is excited to help homeowners in Alberta improve the energy efficiency of their homes with high-performance Innotech windows and doors.
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
Innotech is pleased to announce that its first generation hurricane window has successfully passed structural, impact and cycling tests for a design pressure of 80 PSF. The new DP80 impact window is ideal for single family and low + high rise applications in both US and Canadian coastal areas.
+ Read the press release (PDF)
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
The Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in Ucluelet is a storm watching destination. It offers luxury in a dramactic setting that thrusts guests into the midst of nature's restless seaside energy. VIA Architecture chose Innotech windows and doors because of our track record in delivering windows and doors with durability and performance features ideal for coastal British Columbia.
+ Read the project profile on Black Rock Oceanfront Resort
+ Visit the website for Black Rock Oceanfront Resort
Surrounded by breathtaking mountain views, Wanult Beach Resort is an exclusive lakeside haven with a private beach on Lake Osoyoos in British Columbia. Innotech supplied all of the exterior doors throughout the resort.
+ Read the project profile on Walnut Beach Resort
+ Visit the website for Walnut Beach Resort
The Strand is a commercial and residential waterfront condominium located in Winnipeg, Manitoba on the shores of the Red River. Designed and developed by Friesen Tokar Architects, leaders in sustainable design, The Strand was recognized by Manitoba Hydro for its excellent energy efficiency and awarded a significant rebate.
“I wanted The Strand to have tilt and turn style windows,” said Rudy Friesen, architect and developer for The Strand. “But I also wanted windows that would be suitable for Manitoba’s very cold and windy winters. After meeting with the Innotech team, there was no question that their Tilt + Turn product had the energy and durability performance features we required for The Strand.”
+ Read the project profile for The Strand
+ For more information, visit Friesen Tokar Architects + Lanscape + Interior Designers
Veer Lofts is a residential project by Vulcan Inc. in Seattle's South Lake Union neighbourhood. Veer Lofts is LEED® Registered seeking Silver Certification with the US Green Building Council. Featuring floor to ceiling windows in each loft, Innotech Windows + Doors is proud to be a part of Seattle's new green community!
+ Visit the Veer Lofts website