As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Window City is continually learning about ways in which fenestration can aid in the application of sustainable design and construction.
Developed by the USGBC, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System™ is the universal standard of measurement for high-performance green buildings. LEED 2009 (3.0) is especially noteworthy because it rewards energy efficient materials more significantly than the previous LEED (2.2) version. While individual windows and doors themselves are not certified, they can contribute to the points awarded to the overall project.
This means that regardless of whether the project is seeking Certified Level (40-49 points), Silver (50-59 points), Gold (60-69 points) or Platinum (80+ points), understanding the potential contributions from windows and doors is more essential than ever. Contact Window City today to learn more about how windows and doors contribute to LEED 2009 prerequisites, points and credits on new construction and rehab-retrofit projects.
The company’s commitment to bring enduring value to each community served is an ongoing effort that integrates into every operation.
Window City offers a unique Green Energy Study as a complimentary service to all qualified property managers and building owners. The complex algorithm weighs factors such as window material type, geographic location and heating/cooling source amongst others. The proprietary software calculates annual heating and cooling savings with window replacement and is designed to assist Window City customers with yearly budgeting. Window City enthusiastically supports the ideal of sustainable design and offers the Green Energy Study to help customers become more energy-efficient through their windows and doors. Request Window City’s complimentary Green Energy Study today through the homepage.
Window City supports continual education and development of sustainable, energy-efficient fenestration materials. The relevant properties of coating (low-E), glazing, visible light transmittance (VLT), and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) are important considerations when specifying windows and doors. For every window and door Window City supplies, the company takes the energy efficiency and lifecycle of the product’s material into consideration. The more energy efficient the material is, the less energy will be needed to heat and cool customer’s buildings. The greater the longevity of the product installed, the fewer products need to be manufactured. This in turn translates to less resources used and reduced impact on the environment.
Window City promotes recycling and salvaging of materials during all window replacement projects to the specifications stated by the owner or property manager. Window City partners with suppliers who are committed to make a positive impact on the environment. Every one of Window City’s strategic partnerships and alliances participate in extensive recycling programs and comply to, or surpass, all local, state and national environmental regulations.
Window City develops and implements energy conservation strategies. The company works to eliminate waste and decrease ecological impact at every level of the business. This includes work completed at the metal fabrication facility, office buildings, and every window replacement job site where Window City services are performed.
Window City continues to discover new ways to maximize the value of each resource used during a window and/or door replacement project. Window City sees the commitment to “green fenestration” as more than a differentiator; it is the company’s responsibility and privilege to be good stewards of the environment.