AUSTELL, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today YKK AP America announces it has received Green Approved Certification from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center for its residential series of Precedence™ vinyl replacement windows and StyleView™ new construction windows and doors. One of only three residential windows companies to achieve this industry certification, YKK AP America’s Precedence and StyleView products are now eligible to contribute up to 15 points toward certification of a building under the National Green Building Standard™.
“The NAHB’s Green Approved mark is a true representation of our commitment to bettering the environment and servicing our customers with the most thermally efficient and sustainable architectural products possible,” said Craig Marple, residential sales and marketing manager for YKK AP America. “We are proud of the environmental philosophy our company lives by, and see this stamp of approval from the NAHB as a positive affirmation of our efforts. We look forward to the many new opportunities this certification will create for YKK AP’s residential products and services.”
The NAHB Research Center Green Approved mark is intended to assist builders, designers and specifiers in identifying products that can contribute points toward building certification. All buildings certified by the NAHB Research Center are required to be inspected by independent, third-party, accredited verifiers to confirm the product is eligible for the points claimed by the builder.
Under the National Green Building Standard, builders or remodelers must include sustainable building products with a specific number of features in resource efficiency, water, energy, lot and site development, indoor environmental quality and homeowner education for a home to receive NAHB's Green Building Certification.
Many of YKK AP America’s products also contribute to the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED program for commercial and residential construction and are Energy Star™ certified.
About YKK AP America
YKK AP America Inc. manufactures a complete line of vinyl window products for use in new construction and replacement in homes and light commercial structures. Its residential products are manufactured in a highly automated manufacturing facility located in Macon, Georgia. The company is also a leading producer of aluminum entrances, storefronts, curtain walls, sunshades, and windows for use in commercial and institutional construction. YKK AP aluminum products are manufactured in ISO 14001 certified facilities in Dublin, Georgia – a standard for businesses that operate in a sustainable manner by reducing pollution and waste. The company has also been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy for Exceptional Leadership in Industrial Energy Efficiency. YKK AP America is based in Austell, Ga. It is a subsidiary of YKK Corporation of America, whose parent company is global manufacturer YKK Corporation of Japan. For more information, visit www.ykkap.com