Andersen Windows to be Featured in 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome

LEED Platinum-level concept home offers exceptional sustainability, resilience, durability and affordability

WASHINGTON--()--Andersen® Windows, Inc. announces that the company’s 100 Series windows and doors are showcased in the 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome demonstration home at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in New Orleans, October 22-24. The 1,550 square foot, three-bedroom, two-bath modular Greenbuild LivingHome meets LEED v4 Platinum requirements and will be available to tour at booth 1139 on the floor of the Expo.

The Greenbuild LivingHome, designed and developed by LivingHomes®, features market-ready and replicable design innovations, modular construction systems and a wide range of certified products selected to meet advanced performance criteria for energy and water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, durability, and materials and resource attributes. It is ENERGY STAR® v3 Certified, and achieves several of LivingHomes’ Z6 environmental goals, including a wide range of Cradle to Cradle® certified products, and integrates many of the new International WELL Building Institute certification guidelines.

“The Greenbuild LivingHome is designed and built according to very high performance, health, and sustainability standards,” said Peter Goldstone, CEO of Hanley Wood. “The collection of products used in the construction of the home passed a very rigorous selection process. Andersen’s 100 Series products contributed in a significant way to the success of the project. We are grateful to Andersen for their support.”

This unique concept home offers a full range of green building takeaway ideas that can be adapted to projects of all kinds.

Andersen 100 Series windows and doors are made of the company’s Fibrex material and are SCS certified for pre-consumer recycled content and indoor air quality. Fibrex material is a wood composite containing 60 percent polymers and 40 percent pre-consumer reclaimed wood fiber from the company’s manufacturing process. “We are proud that our 100 Series windows could contribute to the green building objectives of the LivingHome,” said Eliza Clark, manager of sustainability at Andersen. “This project is closely aligned with our company’s commitment to advancing sustainability in residential construction to build and foster healthy, affordable and resilient communities.”

After demonstrating the latest green building technologies and practices at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, the home will be permanently placed on a Make It Right site in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward to become part of Make It Right’s ongoing Katrina recovery efforts.

A virtual tour and more background on the 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome is available at http://livinghome.greenbuildexpo.com.

Project Partners include: Hanley Wood, LivingHomes, Make It Right, and the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. In addition to key experts from each of the four partners, the project drew together a sustainability team of specialists from the following organizations that helped guide the project toward its ambitious goals: CONTECTS, Inspirit-llc, International WELL Building Institute, Spruce Interiors + Design Studio, Steven Winter Associates and the U.S. Green Building Council.

ABOUT ANDERSEN CORPORATION
Headquartered in Bayport, Minnesota, Andersen Corporation includes Andersen Windows, Inc., Renewal by Andersen Corporation, and Silver Line Building Products LLC. Andersen employs more than 9,000 people in locations across North America with sales worldwide. The company is committed to supporting the community, donating more than $50 million to nonprofit organizations through its foundation. Andersen received the 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence award for its continued leadership for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. Visit us at www.andersencorporation.com.

About Hanley Wood
Hanley Wood is the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries. Utilizing the largest editorial- and analytics-driven construction market database, the company produces powerful market data and insights; award-winning publications, newsletters and websites; marquee trade shows and executive events; and strategic marketing solutions. To learn more, visit hanleywood.com.

About LivingHomes
LivingHomes is a designer and developer of modern, prefabricated homes that combine world-class architecture with an unparalleled commitment to healthy and sustainable construction. The first LivingHome was the first in the nation to achieve LEED Platinum. Twelve LivingHomes have been certified LEED Platinum. LivingHomes are available in standard or customized configurations to builders, developers and individuals. In addition to design, LivingHomes is developing communities of LivingHomes for Make It Right, at the Ft. Peck Indian Reservation in Montana, and for its own project in Atwater Village, Los Angeles. To learn more, visit www.livinghomes.net.

About Make It Right
Founded by Brad Pitt, Make It Right builds sustainable homes, buildings, and communities for people in need. All our homes are LEED Platinum–certified and Cradle to Cradle–inspired. Make It Right is working in communities across the country including New Orleans, La., Newark, N.J., Kansas City, Mo., and the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana. For more information, visit makeitright.org.

About the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is a non-profit organization with a mission to turn the making of things into a positive force for people, the economy and the planet. It administers the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program, a rigorous, third-party process that provides a way forward for hundreds of the world's leading brands to assess and continuously improve the health, safety, and recyclability of their products. Cradle to Cradle Certified products are eligible for LEED v4 credits. The Institute has 14 accredited assessment bodies around the world that assist companies in readying their products for certification. Find out more at http://www.c2ccertified.org/. Follow the institute @c2cCertified.

“ENERGY STAR” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
“Andersen” and all other marks where denoted are trademarks of Andersen Corporation and its subsidiaries. © 2014 Andersen Corporation. All rights reserved.

Contacts

Andersen Corporation
Stacy Einck, 651-264-5928
stacy.einck@andersencorp.com

Contacts

Andersen Corporation
Stacy Einck, 651-264-5928
stacy.einck@andersencorp.com