Windows Lends a Hand to First LEED Platinum Structure in Oklahoma
Windows, a primarily aluminum window manufacturer based in Tulsa, Okla.,
recently supplied windows for the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design (LEED) Platinum structure in the state-the Tulsa Green Lofts Project.
The LEED Platinum recognition is part of the U.S. Green Building Council's
green building program.
"The architect came to us about a year ago and said he wanted this
building to have the highest number of LEED points available and he realized
if he put vinyl windows or wood windows in it, it couldn't get as many
points," says Terry Newcomb, marketing director for Thermal Windows.
"It used about 32 of our aluminum windows and two of our terrace
doors," he says.
Mayor Kathy Taylor presented the LEED platinum certificate for the home
to its architect, Shelby Navarro, on Saturday, June 30.
In addition to the windows from Thermal, the house contains a number of
"The kitchen counters were made from recycled content and a lot of
the wood in the building was taken from barns and recycled structures,"
HERE for more information on the Tulsa Green Lofts.
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