30 Jul '13, 1pm

At last! #Passivhaus windows, made in the U.S.A. @the_iPHA @WoodenWindowCA

Two small California companies nab the first domestic window certifications from Germany’s Passive House Institute. By Paula Melton CaliPassiv Thermal Modeling The PHI certificate for the CaliPassiv window includes these models along with U-values of individual components and installed U-values based on what type of assembly is used. Casagrande Woodworks and Wooden Window , two small California manufacturers, have become the first U.S. companies to certify windows through the Passive House Institute (PHI), based in Germany. Casagrande will reportedly begin production of its PHI-certified Synergist model, a wood casement window, this summer. The Synergist window is certified with a whole-window U-value of 0.139 (R-value of 7.2). Wooden Window expects its CaliPassiv line (which currently includes one fixed and one operable wooden window, both with aluminum cladding) to start...

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