Kolbe products are designed to meet or exceed today's stricter building codes and standards for energy efficiency, as well as the energy requirements for green building rating systems.
We use the latest innovations in LoE technologies in various combinations, so we are able to offer glass that is best suited to any climate. Most of our products are glazed as standard with double pane, insulating glass units with LoE coating(s), argon gas, and a Thermo-Edge stainless steel spacer bar system. These elements provide great thermal performance as well as excellent UV protection. We also offer LoE glass coatings that help minimize solar heat gain in very warm climates. Many Kolbe products meet or exceed ENERGY STAR guidelines in the USA and Canada.
For even better energy performance, Kolbe now offers triple pane glass on several of its products. Take a close look at Heritage & Ultra Series Majesta Double Hungs, as well as Ultra Series Crank-Out Casements and Sterling Double Hungs. Windquest® Series Crank-Out Casement, and Radius & Geometric Windows are available with triple pane glass that achieves values of R-5. Look for more of our products to add this triple pane glass option in the near future.
Remember, for windows and doors to provide optimal energy efficiency, they must be flashed, caulked and sealed properly at the time of installation. All of our products are shipped with detailed installation instructions, which emphasize the importance of these final steps to the builder. Once properly installed, the energy efficient technology built into Kolbe products will further ensure your green design project provides all the benefits of a healthy and comfortable living or working environment.
Locate the product(s) that meet the energy ratings you need by using our Energy Product Database Search or Tax Credits Search.