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Marvin’s Passive-Certified Windows Are Top Trend

The editors at Freshome have named their top 10 Fresh Architecture Trends — and right at the top the list is Passive Homes. We love that, because Marvin is the only major window and door manufacturer with windows certified by the Passive House Institute U.S. Passive homes are designed to use as little energy as possible, and a key piece of the puzzle is strict control of air leaking ...
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stilt house

Is This the Future of Sustainability?

With a wind turbine below and solar panels above, this futuristic stilt-home concept points the way toward a possible sustainable future. While the style might not be to everyone’s taste, there’s no doubt that future generations will find turbines and solar panels as unremarkable a sight on homes as TV antennas once were.
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light filled home

A Light-Filled Home

One of the biggest trends in home design over the past decade is light. Homeowners want as much natural light as they can get in their homes. Natural light makes spaces feel airier and more cheerful; it also may help those who suffer from seasonal affective disorder. Natural light also can help cut energy bills (less use of electric lights), and use the natural warmth of the sun to help he...
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Marvin Ultimate Casement Passive, exterior

Marvin Leads in Passive Certified Windows

The passive building industry is rapidly moving beyond its infancy. Ten years ago, passive buildings were rare. Now, there are thousands in Europe, and passive building techniques are making their way across the Atlantic to the United States. Marvin is answering the need for high-quality, high-style, U.S.-made passive products. We’re proud to have received certification from the Passi...
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turkeys

Turkeys and Sustainability

The Marvin factory in Warroad, Minn., generates truckloads of wood shavings every day. No surprise there, but here’s the fun part: Most of those shavings go to turkeys. Shavings from Marvin’s wood processing operations are sold to turkey farmers because they’re dry, fluffy and perfect for turkey bedding. White and ponderosa pines in particular perform very well in the barns. On...
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