Seattle - Mikron Industries, an innovative solutions provider for window manufacturers, is pleased to announce its EnergyCore™ window system has been named one of 2010's Most Valuable Products (MVP) by industry-leading Building Products Magazine. The 2010 MVP Awards reward innovation, efficiency and the simple "cool" factor when it comes to building products.
A breakthrough in replacement window system designs, EnergyCore is the most important vinyl window innovation in years. Designed to help window manufacturers deliver superior thermal performance compared to fiberglass, rigid PVC and wood frame materials, the EnergyCore Fusion Insulated System utilizes an innovative AirCell™ insulating core designed to create a superior performing thermal barrier.
What this means to builders, remodelers and their homeowner customers is that EnergyCore-enabled window frames can significantly improve full window R-values. EnergyCore's "K-Value," a measure of thermal conductivity, is an extremely low .23 K, which is 76 percent lower than Pine, 81 percent lower than Hollow Vinyl and 89 percent lower than Fiberglass. Combining the EnergyCore frame with high-performance triple glazing can translate to achieving an R-6.7 window. This is truly a new paradigm for the best vinyl window energy savings and performance available for today's energy efficient homes.
"In fact, windows using triple glazing systems such as those including Duralite® spacers by Truseal, paired with the EnergyCore frame system, will exceed current ENERGY STAR® requirements by as much as 50 percent," said David Wemmer, president of Mikron. "With the Department of Energy's ENERGY STAR standards expected to tighten by 2013, the EnergyCore system is expected to exceed future standards."
EnergyCore window are available in tilt double hung, casement, picture, and double-slider replacement application styles. EnergyCore also features Simulated Divided Lite (SDL) with trim options to fit a variety of regional architectural design styles, premium interior woodgrain laminate finishes including Natural Maple, Light Oak, Medium Oak and Cherry, and in a range of popular super-durable exterior colors.
Each year covering a diverse range of products, from solar water heating to kitchen faucets, the Building Products Magazine MVP award singles out the best products for each category of material. Judges consisting of industry professionals then determine the value of the product according to specific needs such as making a professional's job easier, speedy installation, uniqueness, etc. Therefore Mikron Industries is extremely proud to have its EnergyCore window system recognized in this national venue.
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