Casement Energy Notes:
Energy data for French casements is the same as for casements of the same operation/model type.
Energy ratings for combination units depend upon the windows used to create the whole unit. Example: Casement picture window combination with two crank-out flankers & one matching center stationary studio/picture unit:
Find the energy data for the crank-out casements
Find the energy data for the center stationary unit
With those noted, the "worst-case scenario" data would be considered representative of the entire picture window combination
This applies to casement bays, bows, and other mulled units as well. Note that bow & bay flankers are only available with crank-out operation.
Energy data for transoms to match Ultra & Heritage Series push-out casements is not available at this time. Therefore, transom data results will only include transoms to match other casement types.
Energy data for picture units to match Heritage Series inswing casements is not available at this time. Therefore, picture unit data results will only include picture units to match other casement types.
Energy data for Latitude Series casement transoms is the same as for picture/studio units.
Energy data for Windquest Series casement transoms is the same as for picture/studio units.
(This is a general note applicable to casements of all series, and does not imply that every series includes every operation/model type mentioned.)
Kolbe® is proud to announce that we have been granted Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody Certification, as have many of our distributors.
The FSC is an international organization dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world's forests. FSC certification ensures that the wood in products come from well-managed forests which meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations. Chain-of-Custody is the path taken from the forest to the consumer – including each stage of transformation, manufacturing, storage and transport involving a change of ownership of the material or product.
Independent certification bodies assess chain of custody operations against FSC standards, review a company's qualifications, and award FSC certificates when operations are in full compliance. Certificates are valid for five years; however, according to FSC policy, the third party certification body must verify continued compliance. Kolbe has been awarded certification through Scientific Certification Systems, Inc. (SCS), which will conduct surveillance audits to reconfirm Kolbe's compliance on an annual basis.
Kolbe Products Available with FSC Certified Wood
FSC certified wood is an option on many Kolbe window and door products. Wood species available include alder, cherry, fir, mahogany, maple, oak, pine, walnut and other wood species. These products will be constructed using solid or edge-glued material, except for radius units. Note that some FSC-certified product may contain less than 1% non-FSC-certified wood components.
Standard and impact performance Kolbe products available with this option include:
VistaLuxe Collection windows and doors (wood interior / extruded aluminum exterior; contemporary design)
Ultra Series windows and doors (wood interior / extruded aluminum exterior)
Heritage Series windows and doors (wood interior and exterior, includes Craftsman doors and Old World Classic double hungs)
FSC certified products can contribute points toward certification for LEED, Green Globes, and other green building programs. Kolbe will be happy to help architects and builders demonstrate their commitment to the environment by offering FSC-certified wood. By relying on certified architects and builders, homeowners can ensure that their project is built true to green initiatives.