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Affordable Green Windows From Andersen

Leed Certified & Energy Star Efficient, these windows and patio doors are made for the West with Andersen's 'Smart Sun Glass'. The Andersen® 100 Series product line is available at Dolan's and features environmentally responsible construction, economical prices, and energy-saving performance.

Environmentally responsible, the 100 Series windows are made from the company’s patented Fibrex® material. Fibrex is a highly sustainable structural composite that blends the best attributes of sawdust and polymer – much of it reclaimed directly from the company’s manufacturing plant operations.

It combines the strength and stability of wood with the low-maintenance features of vinyl. Independent testing has found that the material has a low thermal expansion and contraction rate, is resistant to rotting and termites, and retains its rigidity and stability in high temperatures. In fact, reclaimed material is an important component in the construction of 100 Series windows:

Fibrex material features 43 percent pre-consumer recycled content, and the glass used in 100 Series windows also contains more than 12 percent recycled cullet. “There’s a lot of engineering that goes into Andersen products and you really notice it in our new 100 Series windows,” said Blaine Verdoorn, marketing manager at Andersen. “This product line is tailored to the likes and needs of builders in the West, and we know they and their customers will appreciate its sustainable design.”

The Andersen 100 Series windows feature a clean, contemporary design and are available in single-hung, gliding, casement, awning and specialty fixed styles in more than 1,200 sizes and can be specified in more than 20,000 combinations. There are four exterior color options available: White, Sandtone, Terratone®, Dark Bronze and Cocoa Bean. All have matte finishes and white interiors.

There are 50 glass options including the new Andersen SmartSun™ Low-E glass, standard Low-E glass, dual-pane and specialty glass. Finelight™ grilles-between-the-glass are available, with a sculpted profile and duplex color capability, so the interior and exterior colors match those of the window.

Homeowners, builders and architects will appreciate that 100 Series windows can help earn up to 17 LEED points in the Energy & Atmosphere category, up to 13 LEED points in the Materials & Resources category, and up to 15 LEED points in the Indoor Environmental Quality category. Designed especially for the West, Andersen® 100 Series windows meet ENERGY STAR® qualifications in all climate zones.

As a charter member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Andersen has designed the 100 Series product line to last and reduce future waste streams. Fibrex® material is durable, long-lasting and can be reclaimed to make new windows. The products are protected by minimal packaging to help reduce cardboard usage, jobsite waste, and shipping costs. Andersen also is committed to using only wood from sources certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative or similar organizations.