Intus Windows, a leading manufacturer of energy efficient windows, says its products were used in construction of Scrantonâ€™s first passive house.
Online PR News – 16-December-2014 – New York, NY – Intus Windows, a leading manufacturer of energy efficient windows, says its products were used in construction of Scrantonâ€™s first passive house.
According to Aurimas Sabulis, managing director of Intus Windows (http:/www./intuswindows.com/), a worldwide leader in the manufacture of high performance passive house compliant windows, construction is nearly complete on Scranton Pennsylvaniaâ€™s first-ever passive house, which utilized Intus uPVC triple pane windows and doors.
â€śThe house is located in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania in a city called Scranton,â€ť Sabulis explains. â€śThis 2,150 square foot home is owned by Christie Karpiak and Declan Mulhall. Construction began in May 2014 with an expected project completion date of January 2015.â€ť
According to Sabulis, passive house compliance is todayâ€™s most energy efficient building standard. Typically buildings that meet the strict Passive House standard will use 80% less energy than a similar conventional building. He says that the Scranton Passive House was located on a site that was able to utilize the south elevation to access the passive solar heating from the sun.
â€śThe house features an open floor plan and is situated on a 28x36 slab-on-grade building pad,â€ť Sabulis said. â€śThe two-story home features three bedrooms, two baths and a den. It is going to be quite beautiful when it is completed.â€ť
Sabulis says that the home uses an Ultimate Air 200DX as its mechanical ventilation system. For heating and cooling, he notes that a 9,000 BTU Mitsubishi ductless mini-split was used. Initial blower door test results showed that air infiltration was 0.38ACH@50Pa, which is below the 0.50ACH required by Passive House standards.
â€śWe are quite proud that our Intus window products were used in the construction of Scrantonâ€™s first passive house,â€ť says Sabulis. â€śIntus uPVC triple pane windows were chosen because they provide superior energy efficiency, interior comfort and noise reduction.â€ť
Sabulis says that Intus windows Air Infiltration (AI) ratings are