LOCATION: Bainbridge Island, WA
PROJECT TYPE: New Construction
BUILDING TYPE: Commercial
PRODUCT SERIES: Wood-Ultrex
PRODUCT TYPES: Casement, Polygon, Swinging French Door
ARCHITECT: Davis Studio Architecture + Design, LLC
CONTRACTOR: PHC Construction
DEALER: Gray Lumber
Grow Community is a new urban neighborhood on Bainbridge Island, just a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle. The community is one of five in the world — and second in the United States — to start construction on sustainable homes using the One Planet Living® principles as a framework for building healthy, vital communities. The Grow Community features a combination of 22 zero-carbon, single-family homes, town-homes and lofts in pocket neighborhoods. Each of Grow Community’s 5-Star Built Green homes feature an energy-efficient design that incorporates building materials that meet or exceed the project’s high standards for the ultimate in energy efficiency and sustainability. A key goal for Grow’s developers was to eliminate vinyl-based materials from the project.
After considering two competitors, Integrity Wood-Ultrex® Casement Windows, Swinging Doors and Polygons were selected to meet Grow Community’s rigid building specifications and sustainability standards. These products are made from patented Ultrex pultruded fiberglass, which outlasts and outperforms vinyl, roll-form aluminum and vinyl/wood composites with superior energy efficiency. The fact is, ENERGY STAR® qualified Wood-Ultrex windows can save 15% of a home’s total energy bill.* In addition, Wood-Ultrex products are made from silica sand, a safe, renewable natural resource; and Ultrex requires 39% less energy to produce than vinyl. Ultrex fiberglass also stands up to seaside rain and wind to retain its beauty over time for Grow Community homeowners. Ultrex also performs long after other window and door materials have lost their luster. Integrity windows from Marvin® are built tougher, last longer, and protect better.
-Fiberglass windows have a 38% longer useful life expectancy than vinyl.**
-Integrity Windows and Doors is part of the Marvin family of brands. Our merit stems from the heritage of excellence provided by Marvin for over 100 years. Employing the values and commitment to quality that made Marvin the premier manufacturer of made-to-order windows and doors, Integrity was created to set a new industry standard in performance and
-Constructed of 100% pultruded fiberglass, Ultrex is 8x stronger than vinyl. It is tough, dependable and non-corrosive to help retain its beauty and outlast the competition.