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29 October 2014

Energy Award for Marvin Windows

 

NEW ORLEANS, LA--(Marketwired - Oct 24, 2014) -  SCS Global Services, a leading independent certification body for the green building sector, is pleased to pay tribute to three companies -- PROSOCO, Marvin Windows, and KI -- whose SCS-certified or evaluated products are among the top 10 companies honored for innovative products for 2015 by BuildingGreen. In the 13th consecutive year of the award, BuildingGreen, publisher of Environmental Building News, highlighted "transformative products [that] eliminate toxic chemicals and fossil fuels, and improve building and site performance."

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Two SCS-certified products recognized on BuildingGreen's Top 10 list are as follows:

  • Marvin Windows and Doors - Casement and Direct Glaze windows certified to the Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) standard, confirming that they cuts energy consumption and provides improved indoor air quality and resilience. Marvin windows and doors are certified by SCS under the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Chain of Custody standard.
  • PROSOCO - The Fluid-Applied Cat 5 Air Barrier System is a high-performance alternative to sheet goods, based on a high-performance "hybrid" polymer chemistry that uses no solvents or isocyanates, and further adapted to remove phthalate plasticizers. This system, along with concrete coating and building construction coating and sealant products, have been certified under the SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold standard, the industry's toughest indoor air quality certification. 

Another company on the Top 10 list, KI, was recognized for chairs manufactured with AirCarbon Plastic, made from a petroleum-free polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) plastic derived from agriculturally sourced methane instead of petroleum, thereby sequestering this potent greenhouse gas. AirCarbon Plastic is a product of Newlight Technologies. KI plans to introduce the Air Carbon chair in its Strive and Grazie chair lines, both of which are certified by SCS under its Indoor Advantage™ Gold program as meeting exceptional Indoor Air Quality standards. In addition, SCS is preparing a comprehensive Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for KI's Air Carbon chairs based on life cycle assessment (LCA).

"We'd like to congratulate KI, PROSOCO, and Marvin Windows for being included in BuildingGreen's prestigious Top 10 product list," said Robert J. Hrubes, SCS Executive Vice President. 

Stanley Mathuram, SCS Manager Director of Environmental Certification Services, added, "It is innovative companies like these that make the green building industry such a dynamic force in the marketplace and in the quest for a sustainable path forward."

About Marvin Windows and Doors

Marvin Windows and Doors brings its Built Around You® philosophy to life with every customer and every solution. A premier manufacturer of made-to-order wood and clad wood windows and doors, Marvin offers the industry's most extensive selection of shapes, styles, sizes and options to fit the diverse needs of builders and match the personalities of homeowners. Marvin's tradition of delivering the finest craftsmanship in windows and doors began in Warroad, Minn., a small town just six miles from the Canadian border, where the privately-held, family-owned and operated company is still headquartered today. www.marvin.com

About PROSOCO

PROSOCO is a national manufacturer of products that clean, protect and maintain concrete, brick and stone. PROSOCO's products and services are designed to improve the appearance and performance of architectural masonry. This high level of specialization makes PROSOCO unique within the construction industry. www.prosoco.com

About KI

KI manufactures innovative furniture and movable wall system solutions for education (college and university and K-12), healthcare, government and corporate markets. The employee-owned company is headquartered in Green Bay, Wis. and operates sales offices and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia. KI tailors products and service solutions to the specific needs of each customer through its unique design and manufacturing philosophy. www.ki.com

About SCS Global Services

SCS Global Services (SCS) has been providing global leadership in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development for three decades. Programs span a cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, and more. SCS is a Certified B Corporation™, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices. www.scsglobalservices.com

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26 October 2014

Green your home with replacement windows

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With Marvin, you don’t have to sacrifice beauty to get the best in energy efficiency. We are committed to providing window and door options that will help control your long-term energy costs. And as the market leader in energy-efficient windows and doors, Marvin offers more than 150,000 energy-efficient options, along with the superior quality and made-to-order flexibility that all our products are known for. Our guiding principle: Windows and doors should be beautiful, functional, durable and energy efficient.

Windows are one of the key elements to consider when looking to increase a home's energy efficiency. Many factors come into play when choosing the right window from climate to desired conservation efforts. Marvin Windows and Doors is the leader in energy-efficient solutions. Know what to look for when choosing your next window.

 

 

 

 

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26 October 2014

Protect yourself against the cold

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Gravina's Window Center of Littleton is a family owned company serving the Denver Metro Area for over 40 years. Gravina's Window Center is a well-established company constantly recognized for outstanding service in window and door replacements. Colorado is very harsh on windows and doors. When it is time to replace them you need a competent window replacement company that will be around for a long time. In Colorado, Gravina's Window Center is that company!

 

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25 October 2014

Marvin Windows recognized as most ethical large company

 

WARROAD, Minn., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvin Windows and Doors was awarded the 2014 American Business Ethics Award (ABEA) by the Foundation for Financial Service Professionals during an awards presentation on Tuesday in Warroad, Minnesota. Marvin was chosen as the winner in the large company category for exemplifying high standards of ethical conduct in the workplace, the marketplace and the community.

Richard Weber, Chair of the Foundation for Financial Service Professionals, presents the American Business Ethics Award to Dan Marvin, Paul Marvin, John W. "Jake" Marvin and Susan Marvin of Marvin Windows and Doors.

"It is an honor to receive this award and to be recognized on a national level for our commitment to doing the right thing for our employees, communities and customers," said John W. "Jake" Marvin, Chairman and CEO of The Marvin Companies. "As my father once told me, a company is, plain and simple, people. It was how our company began, and it is the core purpose of our business today. Staying true to the values that have guided us over the years-integrity, excellence and respect for others-has been, and always will be, the keys to our success."

Richard M. Weber, chair of the Foundation's Board of Trustees, expressed his respect and appreciation for Marvin and commented that "this exceptional company provides clear evidence that ethical business practices are alive and well in corporate America."

Created in 1994 by the Foundation for Financial Service Professionals, the ABEA honors businesses that act in an ethical manner in regards to everyday business practices. Eligible businesses must be nominated, and provide comprehensive information about their ethics plan, as well as specific examples of how they have put their plan into action. Judged by an esteemed panel of experts drawn from the business, academic, consulting and ethics communities, the ABEA reviews four broad areas, including: executive commitment; ongoing ethics programming; demonstrated ethical business practices; and commitment to stakeholders, including employees, customers and the community. Previous winners have included Starbucks, General Mills, Kimberly-Clark and Whirlpool Corporation.

Marvin Windows and Doors is a third- and fourth-generation, family-owned and operated business, located in Warroad, Minn., with more than 4,500 employees in factories across the United States.  As a maker of premier window and door products, Marvin is known for its craftsmanship and rich legacy of producing high-quality and innovative products, which have made Marvin a leader within the industry.

To learn more about the American Business Ethics Awards, visit www.financialprofoundation.org.

About Marvin Windows and Doors
Marvin Windows and Doors brings its Built Around You® philosophy to life with every customer and every solution.  A premier manufacturer of made-to-order wood and clad wood windows and doors, Marvin offers the industry's most extensive selection of shapes, styles, sizes and options to fit the diverse needs of builders and match the personalities of homeowners.  Marvin's tradition of delivering the finest craftsmanship in windows and doors began in Warroad, Minn., a small town just six miles from the Canadian border, where the privately-held, family-owned and operated company is still headquartered today.

Read more: http://www.cbs3springfield.com/story/26863871/marvin-windows-and-doors-recognized-as-most-ethical-large-company-in-the-country-with-2014-american-business-ethics-award#ixzz3HBC2M9nH

 

 

 

Gravinas Window Center
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Littleton, CO 80120

23 October 2014

Energy awareness month tips

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With October being proclaimed as National Energy Month, Gravina's Window Center reminds customers there are proper steps to ensure a safe and economical way to stay warm inside as the temperature drops outside.

An inspection and tune up of your heating system by a qualified technician is recommended and can save customer's money by ensuring the furnace is operating safely and efficiently. Check for rebates for a furnace tune up performed by a qualified HVAC technician. 

• Clean or replace your furnace filter as needed (follow manufacturer's guidelines).

• Check the flame in the burner to make sure it's blue. A yellow flame may indicate the need for adjustment.

 • Check your chimney flues for corrosion and make sure all vents are clear of any blockage or debris.

 • Keep the area around your furnaces, boilers and water heaters clear. Do not store flammable liquids or other combustibles nearby.

Visit the Colorado Energy Office' website for additional information on "Safety" and "Saving Energy." If customers are considering the purchase of new heating equipment or appliances, Colorado Energy Office reminds customers to check with the dealer or the company's website to see if there are energy efficiency rebates available.

To ensure safety while your heating system is operating, carbon monoxide (CO) detectors, as well as smoke detectors should be in good working condition. Check batteries and test each unit. Properly placed CO and smoke detectors in the home can save lives.

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas that can come from any inadequately burned and vented fuel sources, including water heaters, furnaces, ranges/ stoves, clothes dryers, grills, fireplaces and portable generators.  Very dangerous, expecially in the high country.

Chimneys and vents can become plugged due to bird and small animal nests and leaves. A thorough annual inspection is a good idea to ensure proper ventilation is taking place while heating equipment is operating.

Some homeowners include portable or space heaters to complement heating their residence. Portable heaters come in many shapes and sizes and come with manufacturer's recommended instructions for safe operations. They can be dangerous if not properly used. Keep any type of combustibles away from the heating element of portable heaters.

 

 

 

 

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89 W. Littleton Blvd.
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