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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

10/13/2010

We invite you to join us at the upcoming Interior Design Show West in Vancouver from October 14-17, 2010. Western Canada's very best in design, art and architecture will be at the new Vancouver Convention Center with over 200 exhibitors showcasing leading residential design products and services. We will be in booth #808 / 810. See you there! 

 

+ For tickets and more info about IDSwest, visit www.idswest.com

10/1/2010

In June 2009, Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) announced important changes to the Canadian ENERGY STAR program for windows and doors. The changes outlined by the NRCAN take effect on October 1, 2010.

 

According to the new ENERGY STAR requirements, most double glazed Innotech windows and doors are now certified for Zone A and B, while most triple glazed products are certified for Zone C and D, Canada's coldest climate zones.

 

+ Learn more about Innotech and ENERGY STAR

+ Learn more about the new ENERGY STAR requirements

9/17/2010

Maximize your living space by connecting your indoor and outdoor living areas with beautiful Folding Doors.

 

Folding Doors - Naramata, BC 

 

Located in Naramata, BC, this breathtaking home features a large dining room surrounded by three sets of Folding Doors. With 180° views of Okanagan Lake, the dining room is a flexible space that can easily be transformed into an outdoor living area by opening three walls. When the Folding Doors are closed, the dining room is flooded in natural light and the stunning views remain uninterrupted.