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9/10/2012

Recently, one of our clients wanted to see first-hand how secure our Tilt + Turn Windows really are. We said, no problem!

 

The following is a video that shows us hitting our Tilt + Turn Window with an 8-lb. sledgehammer. We also use large crowbars to see if the frame can be cracked open.

 

 

+ To view the video on YouTube, click here.

+ Learn more about our Defender Hardware System

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6/18/2012

Innotech is a proud sponsor of Team Canada's entry into the 2011 Solar Decathlon, a semi-annual competition held by the US Department Energy that challenges students from around the world to design, build, and operate solar powered homes. Entrants are judged on energy efficiency, design appeal, and affordability, and while Canada's TRTL concept didn't win the competition, the team placed a very respectable 10th amidst a field of 20. 

 

But, recently the team was recognized with an award closer to home.

 

TRTL

 

Innotech is a proud sponsor of Team Canada's entry into the 2011 Solar Decathlon, a semi-annual competition held by the US Department Energy that challenges students from around the world to design, build, and operate solar powered homes. Entrants are judged on energy efficiency, design appeal, and affordability, and while Canada's TRTL concept didn't win the competition, the Team placed a very respectable 10th amidst a field of 20. 

 

But recently the Team was recognized with an award closer to home. At the 21st annual Alberta Emerald Foundation Awards, Team Canada received a coveted Emerald in the category of "Education: School or Classroom", awarded to Alberta classrooms, schools or formal educational curricula and programs that have gone beyond normal practices to show leadership and creativity in educating students about environmental matters.

 

“I am extremely proud of the Team for achieving this prestigious recognition of their work in the Solar Decathlon competition,” says Loraine Fowlow, Faculty Lead for the project. “These students are fantastic ambassadors for the University, showcasing their talents in this highly demanding, international competition. Their success with this project highlights the value that the University of Calgary places on experiential learning and applied research.”

 

Innotech would like to pass our congratulations onto the entire TRTL team, and we are extremely proud to see this innovative and exciting learning happening in Canada. 

 

+ To learn more about the TRTL project, please visit their website; please click here

 

+ Team Canada produced a short video tour of the TRTL home; view the tour 

 

+ For more information and photos about Innotech and the TRTL project, click here

 

 

5/7/2012

The Environmental Protection Agency has recently released its proposed changes to the performance criteria of the US Energy Star windows program.

 

One of the proposed changes is to set the maximum U-Factor of the Northern climate zone to 0.25-0.27. While an estimated 47% of window products currently do not meet this proposed target, most Innotech products* meet these requirements with dual pane glass and all Innotech products exceed these requirements with triple pane glass.


Energy Star Proposed Changes vs. Innotech Products


*To achieve 0.27 with e366, the panes must be 5mm/5mm. This qualifies all InnoNova products except the Tilt + Glide door, which remains at 0.28. This data applies to InnoNova products only.

 

+ To read about the other proposed changes, click here.

 

+ Learn more about Innotech windows and doors performance.

4/30/2012

Our clients have one thing in common: they demand the very best for their projects. Dan Sawatzky at Imagination Corporation, a self-described storyteller extraordinaire and proud grampa, is no exception.

Front Elevations, Chilliwack Private Residence

Dan is currently building his dream home in Chilliwack, British Columbia and documenting every step on his blog. And for the record, this isn't your ordinary home building project. It encompasses more than high-performance products and technologies, it's the story of creative heart with an exceptional vision to build a home like no other.

 

+ Follow the adventure on his blog or on Facebook.

 

+ Learn why he selected Innotech products here.

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4/16/2012

We would like to thank Rice Fergus Miller Architecture and Planning for inviting us to their new highly energy efficient 39,000 sq.ft. office and studio in Bremerton, Washington.

 

The team at Rice Fergus Miller hosted a casual gathering for industry suppliers. It was a great opportunity to meet many of the architects and other team members at the firm, as well as other leading product suppliers in the commercial sector. Congratulations on your new office building!

 

+ Learn more about their LEED® Platinum office and studio here and in the recent EDC Magazine article

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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

2/23/2012

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

 

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2/7/2012

The Rockwood Building, a new affordable housing and multi-use development in Portland, Oregon, is featured in the latest issue of DDC Journal.

 

+ Click here to read the article (p.138)

+ Click here to read the project profile

1/18/2012

On Thursday, January 19th the British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) and the Homeowner Protection Office (HPO), a branch of BC Housing, is hosting a half-day workshop on window installation.

 

"The workshop will focus on building enclosure and window installation requirements for thermal performance in new and retrofit buildings. Industry leaders will provide insights into key issues including:

 

- window to wall interface

- insulation strategies

- thermal and condensation performance of windows

- effectiveness in managing rainwater

- and building code, installation and energy efficiency standards."

 

Innotech's Director of Technology, Al Jaugelis, is part of the industry panel that will conclude the workshop with a discussion and closing remarks.

 

For more information or to register, download the schedule, program and bios [PDF - 2.58 MB] or visit www.bcbec.com.

1/12/2012

The Homeowner Protection Office (HPO) recently released a Builder Insight bulletin prepared by RDH Building Engineering Ltd.

 

Builder Insight 9, entitled Fenestration Energy Performance: A Roadmap for Understanding Requirements for Residential Buildings in British Columbia, clarifies the energy performance requirements for windows, glazed doors and skylights used in residential buildings. It also provides a roadmap for compliance. 

 

To read the bulletin, download the PDF (849 KB).