Tag: Wausau Window and Wall Systems

  • PROJECT: Slate in Portland, Oregon

    PROJECT: Slate in Portland, Oregon

    The City of Portland, Oregon’s 10-story, mixed-use, transit-oriented development known as Slate earned LEED Gold certification through the U.S. Green Building Council. Formerly called Block 75, the mixed-use building features window, entrance and unitized curtainwall systems by Wausau Window and Wall Systems.

  • Glazing Offers Protection for Federal Buildings in Puerto Rico

    Glazing Offers Protection for Federal Buildings in Puerto Rico

    Last year, renovations to the Federico Degetau Federal Building and the Clemente Ruiz Nazario U.S. Courthouse in Puerto Rico were completed as part of a project aimed at helping protect federal government offices and occupants while preserving the modern aesthetic. The project was one of several funded in Puerto Rico by the Federal Government; the…

  • Daylighting – Part II of III

    In November we began a discussion on daylighting and continue looking into that subject this month. When looking at daylighting, an integrated design balances the cooling load of the window against required daylight illumination levels, thereby capturing both cooling and lighting energy savings without creating discomfort. A poor design imposes a substantial cooling load and…

  • Shedding Light on Photovoltaics

    Shedding Light on Photovoltaics

    Photovoltaics convert light energy into electrical energy. The word “photovoltaic” is derived from photo, the Greek word for light, and volt, relating to electricity pioneer Alessandro Volta. In 1954, Bell Labs in the U.S. introduced the first solar photovoltaic (PV) device that produced a useful amount of electricity, and by the late 1950s solar cells…

  • LEED Guidelines and Fenestration Design – Part 2

    In the second half of this two-part blog (click here to read part one), we continue our look at how “smart” fenestration designs and applications can significantly improve a building’s performance using the guidelines in the LEED Rating System. This month we’ll take a look at Thermal Comfort, Daylighting and Views to the Outdoors. Materials…

  • What to Expect in Thermal Performance at AIA 2012

    As the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2012 National Convention and Design Exposition opens in Washington, D.C., tomorrow, exhibitors will be showcasing new technology and products for use in the glass and glazing industry. One focal point will be increasing the thermal performance of commercial glazing systems. This has become paramount as new energy codes…

  • Energy-Efficient Windows Key to University of Wisconsin at Stout’s Hovlid Hall Expansion and Renovation

    The recent renovation of Hovlid Hall, a residential facility on the University of Wisconsin-Stout campus, included energy-efficient windows from Wausau Window and Wall Systems. Work on the building was part of a $13 million project that included renovation of Hovlid Hall’s 40,000 square feet and 194-person capacity of residential space, plus construction of a new…