...after a certain amount of insulation it just becomes a waste of money. Improving the quality and efficiency of windows and doors is the final step to a truly high performance home."
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 28, 2014
Priority Energy recently added the European-made Intus window line to their selection of energy efficiency products and services. Until now, windows of this quality and performance level have been too expensive for the everyday builder or homeowner. Intus, now available in the U.S., will provide an affordable high performance option. The unsurpassed thermal barrier of these windows and doors will not only lower energy costs, but will also improve indoor air quality and increase the comfort level in all homes.
Priority Energy, the Chicago-area leader in energy efficiency solutions, is proud to be the local dealer of these innovative, beautiful windows. Robert Schildgen, owner and CEO of Priority Energy says, “The IECC 2012 building code has driven higher and higher insulation values, but after a certain amount of insulation it just becomes a waste of money. Improving the quality and efficiency of the windows and doors is the final step to a truly high performance home."
The higher U value, triple pane glazing and superior insulation provides an unsurpassed year-round, thermal barrier. The entire Intus line, to further back their superior performance, is Passive-House (PHIUS) certified, which means it has passed rigorous tests to guarantee they will significantly reduce energy consumption and are efficient enough to be used in a Passive-Energy house.
Advantages of Intus Windows
- Comfort; no more cold or hot seepage from casings or glass.
- Inside surface temperature of windows does not drop below 63˚F, even in winter.
- Unsurpassed insulation; not necessary to install heating ducts near window areas
- Outstanding sound insulation
- Low maintenance and extreme durability
- ROI is quickly realized by lower utility costs
- Wide variety of designs and finishes
A Passive House (PHIUS) certified window is the most energy efficient window available. In order for a window to earn passive house certification they must pass rigorous performance tests to guarantee their use will reduce energy consumption. The heat transfer coefficient Uw must be less than or equal to 0.8 W/m2K.
What is a Passive House?
Passive House building requirements are stringent and require that the entire building or home be made comfortable using minimal heating and cooling systems. This standard, based upon a super-insulated and virtually air-tight building envelope, is heated primarily by passive solar gain and gains from occupants and appliances inside the envelope.
About Priority Energy
Priority Energy specializes in the latest energy efficiency services to improve the quality and efficiency of the spaces we live and work in. They are the leading Midwest provider of Aeroseal, EnviroDri and Lifebreath systems. The company is also a certified BPI and RESNET training center. They serve builders, homeowners, code officials, architects and contractors.
Intus Windows is one of the pioneers in manufacturing and distributing super energy-efficient windows and doors in the United States. Their super energy-efficient windows, doors, and curtain walls will fit any commercial, residential or industrial application. Over the past 18 years they have manufactured and installed over 600,000 windows and doors all over the world.