Energy Efficient Window Manufacturer Completes the Most Environmentally Sustainable Building in VA
10/12/2015

Intus Windows, a leading manufacturer of energy efficient windows, says its products helped to create a 10,000-square foot environmental education facility.

Online PR News – 12-October-2015 – New York, NY – 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, his company’s products were used in the construction of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center.

The Brock Environmental Center, named in honor of Joan and Macon Brock, in recognition of their generous $3.5 million leadership gift toward this ambitious project, is targeting LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge certification, which will make it the most environmentally sustainable building in Virginia.

“Currently, only six projects in the world have received this certification while twelve others have entered their twelve-month operational phase required prior to the audit,” says Sabulis. “At this level of sustainable performance, these projects can truthfully claim to be the ‘greenest’ buildings found anywhere and will serve as role models for projects to follow.”

According to Sabulis, The Living Building Challenge is a program of the International Living Future Institute and it has redefined the meaning of sustainability within the green building movement.

“This non-governmental organization is committed to catalyzing a global transformation toward true sustainability resulting in a future that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative across development at all scales,” he says, “from new construction and renovation, to infrastructure, landscapes, and neighborhoods.”

To qualify as a Living Building, Sabulis said that the project must adhere to specific regulations within seven primary sustainable design categories, known as petals, in regard to the International Living Future Institute’s dandelion logo, which include the following:

· Site
· Water
· Energy
· Health
· Materials
· Equity
· Beauty

According to Sabulis, certification is based on actual performance, so projects must meet all criteria for twelve consecutive months of operation before the certification can be completed.

“Here at Intus Windows, we are proud to be a part of this exciting and important project,” Sabulis says. “At Intus, we know that importance of green building and net zero construction. We believe that sustainable homes and buildings will dominate the future of construction and we applaud the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s commitment to educating people about sustainable building.”

Intus Windows (http://www.intuswindows.com/) is a pioneer in manufacturing and distributing super energy-efficient windows and doors in the United States. Driven by technology, innovation, and continuous progress Intus Windows energy-efficient windows, doors, and curtain walls lines will fit any commercial, residential or industrial application, and they are Passive House Certified and suitable. For the past 21 years the company has manufactured and installed more than 800,000 windows and doors all over the world, with main export markets in Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe. Today, with a manufacturing facility in Lithuania, Intus has entered into the super energy-efficient window market here in the United States. For more information, call 1-888-380-9940.

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