Sustainable design practices are becoming more common in the commercial building segment. The Kolbe Teutonic® Series provides a product that is truly sustainable in its inherent characteristics. The uPVC windows and doors were designed to be long-lasting, provide high thermal performance, and allow for large window-to-wall ratios for extended viewing area and flexibility in building envelope design.
Whether using these high-performing products in new construction or replacing older aluminum products, the benefits of using the Kolbe Teutonic Series are numerous. The thoughtful and practical design of steel-reinforced, thick-wall uPVC frame and sash members provides the core of its strength and functionality in a sustainable building. The uPVC material provides a very long service life and can resist fading over the lifetime of the product. Installing high-performance insulating glass units within the windows and doors provides the catalyst to achieving energy efficiency for the entire building envelope. The high-performance hardware provides easy-to-use functionality of the product with years of dependable service.
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design® (LEED) is a program with goals to lower operating costs and increase asset value of buildings; to conserve energy, water and other resources; and to provide healthier and safer structures for occupants. LEED certification can help you qualify for money-saving incentives, like tax rebates and zoning allowances.
The Kolbe Teutonic Series can contribute towards LEED points, as shown below.
Potential LEED Points
|LEED Rating System (LEED-NC Version 2.2)|
|Category||Credit||Potential Points||Kolbe Teutonic Series|
|Energy and Atmosphere||1. Optimizing Energy Performance||1-10|
|Materials and Resources||4. Recycled Content||1-2|
|Indoor Environment Air Quality||2. Increased Ventilation||1|
|Indoor Environment Air Quality||6.2 Controllability of Systems: Thermal Comfort||1|
|Indoor Environment Air Quality||8.1 Daylight and Views (Daylight 75% of Spaces)||1|
|Indoor Environment Air Quality||8.2 Daylight and Views (Daylight 90% of Spaces)||1|
|Innovation and Design Process||1.1-1.4 Innovation in Design||1-4||Kolbe's commercial distributors along with an integrated approach can assist with innovative solutions for LEED projects.|