Volume 39, Issue 7,
CWI Works to Promote
Energy-Efficient Glazing in the Northwest
The Commercial Windows Initiative (CWI) has announced it will be working with Cardinal Glass, Mikron Industries and Tecton Industries to promote its Step Up to the Plate 2004 campaign. CWI says this baseball-themed program will target the Northwest’s factory-built window manufacturers and assist them with their efforts in communicating the benefits of energy-efficient window products to the architectural community.
“Window manufacturers have a lot of product knowledge they could offer during the design process that would result in better performing commercial buildings,” said Gary Curtis, CWI project manager. “We’re using Step Up to the Plate 2004 to engage manufacturers with CWI and help them promote energy-efficient glazing to the design community in the Northwest.”
In addition, CWI has announced a new resource booklet designed to ensure building professionals that windows used in projects are energy efficient. The Designer’s Guide for Energy Efficient Commercial Windows is offered through the CWI, and includes information on energy-efficient glazing solutions.
“The Designer’s Guide for Energy Efficient Commercial Windows is a quick reference for architects concerning energy-efficient windows,” said Jim Russell, a CWI representative. “We wanted to provide the design community with a tool that would simplify their efforts when it comes to designing energy-efficient windows in commercial buildings.”
Included in the guide are articles about windows’ impact on energy efficiency of commercial buildings, project profiles, listings of window and glass manufacturers doing business in the Northwest and more.
The guide is available at no charge.
Info www.commercialwindowsinitiative.org or call 503/587-8528.
CPFilms Joins Energy Star® Program
Based in Martinsville, Va., CPFilms Inc. has announced it has joined the Energy Star program as a service and product partner. The program is conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.
Info www.llumar.com or call 800/255-8627.
NYC Home to World’s First “Green” Residential High Rise
The Solaire, a residential high-rise in New York City, has been dubbed “the world’s first green residential high-rise.” The $120 million project includes a number of energy-efficient features. According to the Solaire’s website, the building’s design is 35 percent more energy efficient than what is required by code.
Included in the building’s features are photovoltaic panels on the Western façade and spectrally selective low-E glazing in every window. Additional features included are digital, programmable thermostats, high-efficiency insulation, Energy Star® appliances, a central water-filtration system and more.
New Book Details Designing High-Performance Buildings
Window Systems for High-Performance Buildings, written by John Carmody, Stephen Selkowitz, Eleanor Lee, Dariush Arasteh and Todd Willmert, is a guide to designing energy-efficient buildings. The book discusses performance data on the energy efficiency, interior environment and technical considerations that drive window design decisions.
Sample chapters include basic issues in window design and selection, window materials and assemblies, a decision-making process for window design, window designs for offices in cold or hot climates, window design for schools, case studies, methodology for computer simulations, tools and resources and standards. The books also includes a glossary and reference section.
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