Westeck Passive House Windows at UBC Kelowna
UBC Properties Trust, on behalf of the University of British Columbia (UBC), has nearly completed a new student residence, that is Passive House (PassivHaus) certified at their Okanagan campus referred to as the Skeena Residence. Westeck was proud to have manufactured the PH Certified windows for this project in an ongoing commitment to supporting the best in window and door performance.
Over two years ago Westeck became aware of the Passive House standard and its many benefits for consumers and society at large. The 3 principle benefits to adopt a Passive House building standard are:
• Comfort: both thermal comfort and a high-quality indoor environment.
• Climate Change: offers a proven path to reduce carbon emissions.
• Quality: reduced operating and maintenance costs as well as increased durability.
Westeck’s line of Passive House Certified products include our Wood Passive House Certified Outswing Window, Wood Passive House Certified Picture Window, Vinyl Passive House Certified Window and our latest introduction, Passive House Certified Vinyl Lift Slide Patio Door.
Westeck being the first and only manufacturer globally to produce a Vinyl Patio Door that is Passive House certified, complimenting our existing line of PH products.
The Skeena Residence will be a six-storey facility, housing students in modified traditional bedrooms with standard amenities including lounges, informal study space, an activity room and laundry facilities. Students will be taking residency at this fantastic new facility as early as August 2020.
Passivehaus certification is an internationally recognized high-performance building standard developed in Germany that focuses on the design, construction and operation of energy efficient buildings.Buildings designed and constructed to the Passivehaus standard use up to 90 per cent less space heating and energy consumption than conventional buildings—hence the term ‘passive’ as they need little active heating or cooling to stay comfortable throughout the year.
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About Westeck Windows and Doors
Westeck is a premier manufacturer of windows and doors. All major North American, European and Passive House windows and doors are locally manufactured and proudly displayed in seven well-appointed showrooms including Kelowna, Victoria, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Nanaimo, Seattle and Bellingham. Washington! As each window and door is built to order, our customer have the freedom to design and create a product that is unique and personal. Enjoy our latest line of doors designed to enhance modern and contemporary architecture.