29 Sep '16, 7pm

New High-Performance Building Components on the Market

New High-Performance Building Components on the Market

A startup based in New York City is importing high-performance windows from manufacturers in Poland, giving U.S. builders another source of components for Passivhaus and other energy-efficient buildings. The company, called Polwins LLC , imports windows and doors from three manufacturers, each specializing in a particular type of window or door, Adrian Dymarczyk, a principal of the company, said in an email. The manufacturers weren't named. Dymarczyk said that Polwins windows were going into a Passivhaus apartment building in Canada and a Passivhaus home in Colorado, but sales so far have been limited. "We have sold some windows and doors this year, but not the amount we would like," he said. Windows are manufactured to meet each order, not warehoused in stock sizes. "Standard" triple-pane windows with uPVC frames cost between $21 and $28 per square foot, from $36 to $45 p...

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