Top Energy Economical Window Manufacturer Announces First-Ever Passive House in Scranton, PA
12/16/2014

Intus Windows, a leading manufacturer of energy efficient windows, says its products were used in construction of Scranton’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 Scranton’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 Pennsylvania’s first-ever passive house, which utilized Intus uPVC triple pane windows and doors.

“The house is located in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania in a city called Scranton,” Sabulis explains. “This 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.”

According to Sabulis, passive house compliance is today’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.

“The house features an open floor plan and is situated on a 28x36 slab-on-grade building pad,” Sabulis said. “The two-story home features three bedrooms, two baths and a den. It is going to be quite beautiful when it is completed.”

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.

“We are quite proud that our Intus window products were used in the construction of Scranton’s first passive house,” says Sabulis. “Intus uPVC triple pane windows were chosen because they provide superior energy efficiency, interior comfort and noise reduction.”

Sabulis says that Intus windows Air Infiltration (AI) ratings are