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3/16/2011

Innotech recently made it into a local high school's yearbook. In November 2010, Innotech hosted students from a technology class. The students learned about the key components of energy efficient and high performance windows and doors and had the chance to tour our manufacturing plant and see our testing equipment in action.

 

Manufacturing Plant

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2/15/2011

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.

 

Bagley Nature Classroom - LEED Platinum 

 

 

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

2/11/2011

Innotech is attending a number of home and trade shows in Western Canada and the United States. We invite you to visit us to meet our team and learn about our Tilt + Turn Windows and full range of high-performance exterior doors.

 

+ Click here to view the full schedule

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12/14/2010

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. 

 

Oceanside Beach House Oregon Coast 

Oceanside Beach House Oregon Coast 

 

"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.

 

Oceanside Beach House Oregon Coast

Oceanside Beach House Oregon Coast

 

+ Follow the construction progress of the Oceanside Beach House at the IN SITU Architecture blog  

 

Photos courtesy of IN SITU Architecture.

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.

 

11/19/2010

Custom design your front entry door with Innotech. From colors to sizes, glass to solid panels, and with or without side windows, we can help you design a Front Entry Door with the wow factor you are looking for - not to mention the energy efficiency, security and durability!

 

This Front Entry Door in Calgary, Alberta features a double door with two Tilt + Turn Windows in a beautiful mahogany finish. For additional designs, click here.

 

Front Entry Doors Calgary Alberta

11/12/2010

Doing business in and around the Red Deer area, Hans Gelsing, one of our dedicated dealers in Alberta, now has a new vehicle wrap for his delivery truck. Having worked with Innotech for nearly two years, Hans wanted to spread the word about Innotech windows and doors. To help him out, we designed a eye-catching vehicle wrap with as much pizzazz as Hans himself!

 

Hans Gelsing Red Deer Dealer

 

Hans Gelsing Red Deer Dealer

 

Next time you see Hans, say hello with a couple of friendly honks! Or to contact him for your next project, click here.

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11/5/2010

The Panorama Newsletter is our quarterly newsletter that features company news, recent projects and exciting product news. Click here to read the Fall 2010 edition.

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10/28/2010

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.

 

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort 

 

+ Read Profine's feature about the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort (PDF - 157 KB)

+ Learn more about the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort