The Performance House
Pete Fusaro, owner and founder of Preferred Builders, is not just the builder of fine homes. Pete is a Master Certified Green Professional and builder of The Performance House — recognized as one of Connecticut’s “greenest” houses. From the outside, the traditional Nantucket style, 2,800 sq. ft. house of the future looks no different than other homes in the neighborhood. However, that’s where the similarity ends. Every detail in the Performance House was scrutinized with the objective of creating a beautiful, stylish home that would meet or exceed industry Green Building Standards. “I want everyone to understand the rigorous energy-efficiency requirements we adhered to, to achieve this recognition,” Pete said. The windows were no exception.
After researching two other window manufacturers, Pete was sold on the craftsmanship, attention to detail and the low thermal expansion rate of Integrity Wood-Ultrex® windows. The low expansion rate results in a tighter seal to resist leaks, seal failures or stress cracks over the long term. Integrity windows, made from patented Ultrex pultruded fiberglass, also offered the highest Certified LEED® point totals among other window manufacturers, which accounted for 15% of the home’s total points to earn LEED Platinum honors. For maximum energy effciency, Pete installed insulating glass/LoE–
-180™ Casement windows on the South side of the home and Integrity insulating glass/LoE–2
-272® Casement windows on the North, East and West sides of the home. This configuration allows the optimum amount of sun to be absorbed and conducted indoors in the winter and filtered and reflected back outdoors in the summer. Integrity Wood-Ultrex windows are built tougher, last longer and protect better.
- 100% pultruded fiberglass construction with unmatched finish certification outperforms and outlasts the competition
- Superior resistance to wind, rain, heat and time
- Low maintenance and high durability-the most worry-free windows available today
- Unmatched aesthetics, quality and reliability
- ENERGY STAR® qualified products reduce environmental impact and provide long-term savings to homeowners
The Performance House