Cascadia’s Universal Series Named Canada’s Green Building Product of the Year

June 28th, 2018 by Editor

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has named Cascadia the winner of the 2018 CaGBC Green Building Product of the Year award for its Universal Series product line.

The company received the honor at the Building Lasting Change 2018 Gala Dinner on June 7. Joseph Hosey, general manager at UL Canada, the sponsor of the award, presented it to the company.

“I’d like to congratulate Cascadia Windows on winning the 2018 CaGBC Green Building Product of the Year Award,” says Thomas Mueller, president and CEO of the CaGBC. “Since it was founded in 2008, Cascadia has consistently pushed the boundaries of traditional manufacturing. … Made-in-Canada green building products are the future of our low-carbon economy.”

Product submissions are assessed in four key areas: sustainability, transparency and verification, innovation, and application. Cascadia’s Universal Series was chosen by the jury because of its solid construction fiberglass and long life span rated at 50-plus years. They also noted that it’s a great Canadian success story. With most comparable windows coming from Europe, this is the first product line of its kind to be manufactured in Canada.

“Cascadia Window’s team is very grateful for the fantastic acknowledgement from the CaGBC for naming our Universal Series windows and doors Product of the Year,” says Michael Blousfield, technical director and operations manager at Cascadia. “It’s a great made-in-Canada moment, and we are proud to be the first company in North America to be offering this innovative, leading-edge technology.”

Research indicates that fiberglass windows offer an 85 percent improvement on the thermal performance of aluminum windows, which translates to a substantial reduction in heat loss through the building envelope. Studies have shown that windows have the potential to influence up to 50 per cent or more of the total energy used in buildings, making window improvements one of the easiest ways to reduce energy use and environmental impacts of buildings.

Cascadia Windows can use the CaGBC Product of the Year crest on its marketing materials and product website.

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