South Skaha Place
South Skaha Place is an affordable housing building for seniors living independently. The 3-storey, 26-unit building is part of a Province-led initiative to build more than 1,600 new affordable homes in the Okanagan. It was supported by BC Housing, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen and the South Skaha Housing Society.
Built by Greyback Construction, Innotech supplied our energy-efficient Defender 76DS windows for the 26 apartments. Made in our manufacturing facility in Langley British Columbia, the large windows feature two panes of glass with various glazing options, including thicker (6mm) panes of glass, tempered glass, and LoĒ coatings. The selected glazing package improves thermal and acoustic performance to ensure the apartments are comfortable for the residents.
The handles on all of the Tilt + Turn Windows were also installed lower on the sash to increase accessibility – an important feature for residents who may have limited mobility. The windows open with an easy to reach single handle; the same handle then engages multiple locking points when in the locked position.
Reducing expenses in an affordable housing building was an important consideration for the owners. Innotech windows provide the necessary energy-efficiency and thermal performance needed to not only ensure occupant comfort, but also to reduce unnecessary heating and cooling expenses. Long-term maintenance expenses are also reduced as a result of our highly durable and easy to maintain windows.
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