Nearly 40% of the world's energy is used by buildings which are no more energy efficient today than they were 30 years ago. Sustainable, whole-building design processes are the key to reversing this trend. This design approach helps create buildings that are not only beautiful and comfortable, but also highly energy efficient.
Kolbe Teutonic® Series windows and doors have exceptional thermal performance, making them ideal for sustainable, whole-building design projects. The compression seal technology helps provide a tighter building envelope for commercial buildings. Plus, the latest innovations in LoE technologies, insulating glass units, ThermoEdge spacers, and other glass options can be combined to meet specific energy-efficiency levels.
With U-Factors as low as 0.17 for fixed windows, 0.20 for tilt-turn windows and tilt-slide doors, and 0.23 for outswing doors, Teutonic products are a sought-after alternative to traditional all-aluminum window systems. They allow large window-to-wall ratios that minimize energy loss while reducing condensation, enhancing security, and reducing sound transmission. The results of using these products in commercial buildings can be seen in lesser HVAC loads and lower heating/cooling costs.
Teutonic Series fixed and tilt-turn windows with specific options have been recognized by ENERGY STAR® as Most Efficient for 2016.