High-Performance Windows Conserve Energy at Off-Grid Build
Video explores how high-performance windows and doors make living at high elevation in this remote Colorado site more comfortable and affordable.
At VISION House Mariposa Meadows, no corners were cut regarding the sustainability and off-grid living advantages of the meticulously selected products.
To reach its net zero energy goal, the owners of Mariposa Meadows selected a super-efficient window package from Euroline Windows for this remote, high elevation site.
In this video, Sara Gutterman, the CEO of Green Builder Media, sat down to discuss the products selected at VISION House Mariposa Meadows and exciting new updates in the window industry with the CEO of Euroline Windows, Davyd Funk.
Euroline utilizes recyclable uPVC material with innovative reinforcements by substituting steel and allowing the creation of very large openings. Funk explains that “traditionally, the industry has looked to steel to provide reinforcements. It’s just not really great at providing a thermally high performance window.” By limiting or substituting steel with cutting-edge reinforcements, EuroLine maximizes thermal and acoustical performance.
At VISION House Mariposa Meadows, the homes take advantage of the UPVC technology to provide an even greater thermal barrier than steel window frames. From sliding doors to tilt-and-turn style windows, the products allow for ventilation in the summer months and a locking seal system to keep the warmth inside during the winter.
When asked about the cost-benefit analysis of high performance windows compared to low and average performing windows, Funk explains that the energy savings provide a return on investment “at about year seven or eight.”
The company's focus is to provide a product that will last a long time. “We don’t build a low end or a medium end window,” says Funk. Euroline is careful about who they source products from to ensure quality, sustainability and health for homeowners.
Watch the video to learn more about Euroline Windows’ participation in VISION House Mariposa Meadows.