Cascadia Windows takes green product award
June 14 2018
Cascadia Windows of B.C. won the Green Building Product of the Year award from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) for its Universal Series product line of triple-paned, fiberglass-framed windows.
Cascadia’s Universal Series was chosen because of its solid frame and long lifespan—rated at more than 50 years. Judges also noted that it is the first product line manufactured in Canada that meets Leadership through Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. Most LEED windows are manufactured in Europe.
Fiberglass windows offer an 85 per cent improvement on the thermal performance of aluminum windows—a substantial reduction in heat loss through the building envelope, according to the CaGBC.
LEED-certified buildings using Cascadia Windows are found from California to Nunavut—including projects directly adjacent to the ocean—demonstrating their applicability in both extreme cold and extreme hot climates, CaGBC noted.
“[The] Cascadia Windows team is very grateful for this fantastic acknowledgement from the CaGBC,” said Michael Blousfield, technical director and operations manager at Cascadia. “We are proud to be the first company in North America to be offering this innovative, leading-edge technology.”
Runner-up winners in the CAGBC building product of the year awards were Just BioFiber Stuctural Solutions for its Just BioFiber SSR block wall system, and Geenstone Brandon Plant Ltd. for its Greenstone ICE panel.
The new green product of the year awards are sponsored by UL Canada. The awards were presented in Toronto June 7 at the Building Lasting Change conference.