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11/8/2011

One unit remains in this beautiful lake front condo in the Okanagan!

 

Recently featured in Okanagan Home Magazine, 402 Lakeshore Drive is a luxurious four-unit condominium located on the shores of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, BC. The two-storey building features a total of 7,268 square feet with two units on each storey ranging in size from 1,391 to 2,100 square feet. All four units feature high-quality construction, open concept floor plans and high-end finishing.

 

402 Lakeshore Drive, Penticton, BC402 Lakeshore Drive, Penticton, BC

 

Located across from public beaches, sound control and security were a priority. “It was important that we didn’t compromise comfort for aesthetics,” says Tony Giroux at Wesplan Building Design. “We wanted large openings to take advantage of the views and maximize natural light, but we also wanted our homeowners to be comfortable and safe.”

 

For more info and photos click here or visit www.lakeshoredrive.ca.

10/24/2011

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.

 

Shire of Spring Willow, Calgary, Alberta

 

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.

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10/6/2011

Innotech has been nominated for the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce 2011 Business Excellence Awards in the category "Manufacturing & Production Excellence". Thank you to everyone who voted for us!

 

The 16th annual Abbotsford Business Excellence awards will be held on November 23rd from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Tradex in Abbotsford. Join us as we celebrate the very best of Abbotsford. For tickets and information, click here.

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10/3/2011

We would like to congratulate Team Canada on placing 10th at the 2011 Solar Decathlon! The team has worked tirelessly over the last weeks building, dis-assembling, re-assembling, dis-assembling and re-assembling (again!) the TRTL for the international competition in Washington, DC.

 

To view the results of this year's Solar Decathlon, visit www.solardecathlon.gov. Congratulations to the winners: Team Maryland!

 

Here are some photos our Technical Director, Al Jaugelis, took of Team Canada's TRTL concept home while he was in Washington:

 

Team Canada TRTL Solar Decathlon

Team Canada TRTL Solar Decathlon

Team Canada TRTL Solar Decathlon

 

For more information about Team Canada's 2011 Solar Decathlon entry, click here.

9/15/2011

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

 

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.

 

Scandinavian Hardwood Floors - Kelowna  Home Theater Concepts - Kelowna

 

6/21/2011

In a recent article in the Vancouver Sun, Peter Simpson, president of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association, reminds homeowners to make sure to secure their homes before going on vacation to prevent break and enters. He lists a number of useful tips to help thwart the bad guys, including making sure all your windows and doors are locked and bolted.

 

We'd like to take that tip one step further: When buying new windows and doors for your home, make sure to purchase windows and doors that offer built-in security against casual break and enters. Third party locks and bolts are good, but steel reinforced and multipoint locking windows and doors are even better. Don't make security an afterthought!

 

Innotech manufactures one of the most secure windows and doors on the market. In fact, during our annual open house, we have a competition we like to call "Break In and Win!". We give guests a sledgehammer and a crowbar and if they can break into the window or door, we give them a prize. So far, there haven't been any winners (except for the "fake house" behind the window or door!).

 

Learn how our Defender Hardware System can help protect your valuables. 

 

+ Read the Vancouver Sun article here 

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6/14/2011

Innotech Windows + Doors, along with official partners Trocal®Profine Group and Cardinal Glass Industries, is proud to be a Team Canada sponsor for the 2011 Solar Decathlon competition. 

 

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. 

 

+ Click for more info, photos and videos

6/3/2011

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.

 

North Vancouver Renovation Blackfish Homes and Construction

 

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 

5/25/2011

The “Hurricane in a Box” test chamber will hit the Pacific North West in June as part of a 50-city tour of the United States and Canada.

 

Built to showcase the importance of appropriate material selection, construction sequencing and design details in the construction of energy efficient building envelopes, the test chamber showcases how superior materials and construction can protect buildings from the forces of Mother Nature.

 

The free two-hour interactive demonstration is entitled Refining Construction Details through Design Verification Testing. The transportable test chamber is calibrated to conduct common ASTM, AAMA and extreme weather testing in excess of Category 5 Hurricane conditions or winds up to and beyond 155 MPH on building mock-ups. It tests how well a typical wall assembly, including windows, doors and other openings, can resist water penetration under such circumstances.

 

The chamber also tests air leakage through walls and around windows and doors — a leading cause of wasted energy and uncomfortable buildings.

 The “Hurricane in a Box” test chamber will hit the Pacific North West in June as part of a 50-city tour of the United States and Canada.

 

Built to showcase the importance of appropriate material selection, construction sequencing and design details in the construction of energy efficient building envelopes, the test chamber showcases how superior materials and construction can protect buildings from the forces of Mother Nature.

 

The free two-hour interactive demonstration is entitled Refining Construction Details through Design Verification Testing. The transportable test chamber is calibrated to conduct common ASTM, AAMA and extreme weather testing in excess of Category 5 Hurricane conditions or winds up to and beyond 155 MPH on building mock-ups. It tests how well a typical wall assembly, including windows, doors and other openings, can resist water penetration under such circumstances.

 

The chamber also tests air leakage through walls and around windows and doors — a leading cause of wasted energy and uncomfortable buildings.

 

The test chamber was designed by Building Envelope Innovations (BEI) to help builders create walls that wouldn’t wet-out in extreme or even ordinary weather conditions. BEI has used the test chamber to test their air and water-resistive/waterproof barrier products, as well as other products on the market. The test chamber is also available to manufacturers, engineers and design professionals to see if their products and designs survive the high-pressure condition generated by the test chamber.

 

The multi-city road show is presented by PROSOCO, Lawrence, Kan., the manufacturer of the extreme-performance air and water resistive barrier product line R-GUARD. PROSOCO makes a wide range of products for cleaning, protecting and maintaining concrete, brick and stone architecture.

 

During its Vancouver visit, the test chamber will feature a Tilt + Turn Window manufactured by Innotech Windows + Doors, a BC-based manufacturer of European style, high-performance windows and doors. Innotech tilt and turn windows were selected for the test chamber by BEI because of their superior ability to resist air and water penetration in extreme conditions as simulated by the test chamber.

 

“The use of the right building materials combined with correct installation is the key to any durable and high-performing building envelope,” says George Nickel, Business Development Director at Innotech Windows + Doors. “We’re excited to be part of the BEI-PROSOCO test chamber. It’s an exciting opportunity that will have a long-term impact on North America’s building industry.”

 

On June 22, 2011 the test chamber will be in Burnaby – the only Canadian city on the popular road show. The educational demonstration is free and open to design professionals, construction managers, general contractors, waterproofing contractors and air barrier contractors interested in learning how to improve the performance of their building envelopes.

 

Other dates in the Pacific North West include: Portland, OR on June 7, Lakewood, WA on June 9 and Seattle, WA on June 14. To register for any of these locations, visit: www.r-guard.com.

 

The two-hour demonstration meets AIA/CES and RCI criteria for continuing education. Every qualified attendee will receive a certificate for 2 AIA/CES unit hours (Health, Safety & Welfare / Sustainable Design) and/or two RCI Continuing Education Hours (CEH). 

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5/17/2011

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Patient Housing

 

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