Homeowners Enjoy Optimal Energy Efficiency with Clear Views
Cottage Grove, Minn (September 17, 2008) — Renewal by Andersen, the start-to-finish window replacement subsidiary of Andersen Corporation, has expanded its available glass options with a new glass that helps blocks the sun’s heat, while letting in almost as much natural daylight as clear glass.
High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass is Renewal by Andersen’s most energy-efficient glass offering ever, up to 70% more energy efficient in summer as compared to ordinary dual pane glass* and has Renewal by Andersen’s highest energy efficiency rating in cool weather. What’s more, SmartSun glass also blocks an amazing 95 percent of harmful UV rays, helping to protect furniture, carpets and wall coverings.
“Amid rising concern for our environment and the high costs of fuel, energy efficiency is at the forefront of everyone’s mind,” said Jim Conway, marketing director at Renewal by Andersen. “SmartSun glass offers homeowners the ability to save energy by blocking the sun’s heat while letting in the natural daylight.”
SmartSun glass complements a wide selection of available glass offerings from Renewal by Andersen including High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, High-Performance™ Low-E4® Sun glass, High-Performance patterned glass and tempered glass.
Energy Efficiency and Environmental Leadership
Energy efficiency has long been a concern for homeowners. But as energy prices rise and environmental issues intensify, more homeowners than ever are looking at solutions that will help achieve both comfort and efficiency in the home. Nowhere is this more apparent than in today’s windows and doors.
Renewal by Andersen, and its parent company Andersen Corporation, have a long-standing commitment to leadership and environmental stewardship. This commitment has grown from many generations of employees striving to be smarter, different and better in the way the company uses natural resources, and is exemplified in the design, craftsmanship, durability and quality of its windows.
In support of its environmental initiatives, Renewal by Andersen has received qualification by several independent third parties including:
• SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold certification – Renewal by Andersen is the only window replacement manufacturer to earn SCS Indoor Advantage Gold certification, based on the California Special Section 01350 Specification—the strictest emission in the U.S.
• ENERGY STAR® qualification – All Renewal by Andersen windows are 14 percent more energy efficient than ENERGY STAR requirements for all areas of the country, reducing your energy bills by up to 25 percent* over standard dual pane glass.
• Green Seal certification - Renewal by Andersen is the first and only replacement window manufacturer to earn Green Seal certification. This designation identifies a product as environmentally preferable, demonstrating it meets energy efficiency requirements and is manufactured in an environmentally conscious manner.
About Renewal by Andersen
Renewal by Andersen is the start-to-finish replacement window subsidiary of Andersen Corporation. The company offers a replacement process that includes in-home consultation, manufacturing and installation through one of the largest nationwide networks of window replacement specialists spanning coast to coast.
For a complimentary in-home consultation or to view more information about Renewal by Andersen visit www.renewalbyandersen.com.
*Values are based on comparison to U-Factors and SHGCs for clear glass non-metal frame default values from the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).
“ENERGY STAR” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “Renewal by Andersen” and all other marks where denoted, are trademarks of Andersen Corporation. ©2008 Andersen Corporation. All rights reserved.