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Marvin Windows and Doors

June 19, 2013 13:10 ET

Marvin® Certified by Passive House Institute U.S.

With Efficiency and Beauty, Trusted Name Leads Industry in U.S.-Made Passive Design Solutions

WARROAD, MN--(Marketwired - Jun 19, 2013) - Marvin Windows and Doors is pleased to announce that it has received certification from the Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) for its Ultimate Casement window.

Now architects, builders and homeowners seeking a passive solution can turn to a trusted name for an American-made product. Marvin's innovative passive window option combines the beauty of warm wood interiors with exceptional performance, all backed by a century-old heritage of quality and service. 

"Windows are a key consideration in passive building design," said Christine Marvin, director of marketing for Marvin Windows and Doors. "Because our products are made in the USA, Marvin can offer builders a shorter lead time than international manufacturers. And our extensive independent dealer network means we can support the project from the time it's drawn up until after installation. This is another great example of Marvin working one-on-one with its customers to deliver the perfect windows for each project along with high-tech building solutions."

Marvin's Ultimate Casement offers a 10-year warranty on parts and workmanship and 20 years on glass. Marvin also achieves lead times of less than 8 weeks -- unlike European providers that often specify much longer lead times.

Marvin's Clad Ultimate Casement meets PHIUS certification in two zones: Zone 3 and Marine South, per the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) map. The Ultimate Casement is available with tripane glass in a 1-3/8" profile or quad glazing with Heat Mirror® technology* in a 1" profile.

For the Ultimate Casement tripane, the product's performance features include:

  • 1 3/8" glass makeup with a combination of LoĒ²-272®, LoĒ-180and LoĒ-i89™ with Argon insulating gas fill

  • U-value of 0.18

  • Solar Heat Gain Coefficient of 0.349

  • Air infiltration of less than 0.01 cfm/ft�2

For the Ultimate Casement with quad glazing and Heat Mirror, performance features include:

  • 1" glass make up, Heat Mirror® quad glazing, and a combination of LoĒ-180L, HM88, and LoĒ-i89™ with Krypton gas

  • U-value of 0.19

  • Solar Heat Gain Coefficient of 0.420

  • Air infiltration of less than 0.01 cfm/ft�2

"With our long history of custom manufacturing and our skilled, experienced work force, we're able to craft windows that will meet the highest standards of energy efficiency while allowing design freedom," said Mike Laufman, senior manager of Marvin Signature Services, which offers one-on-one design and manufacturing support for custom projects.

The Ultimate Casement comes in a virtually endless range of styles and sizes. With six wood species options and nine factory-applied interior stain and paint finishes, customers can create a window to fit any home. The Ultimate Casement offers 19 standard exterior clad colors with an industry leading AAMA 2605 finish as a standard and an extensive range of custom colors.

Marvin Windows and Doors also offers a wide range of additional windows made in the USA that will meet both the strict European and U.S. standards for passive building. Certifications on those products are pending. Visit for full information on all our products.

*Heat Mirror is a trademark of Eastman Chemical and is a glazing system that leverages suspended-film technology to provide varying levels of solar control and thermal insulation.

About the Passive House Institute U.S.
The Passive House Institute U.S. is a nonprofit organization that provides training, education and research to promote implementation of Passive House Building energy standards, as well as the design approach and techniques to accomplish those standards. Marvin is a proud Green Level Sponsor of the Passive House Institute U.S.

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.

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