Deceuninck Unveils Dual Sash Design at AIA
Deceuninck North America unveiled its new Genius window system at a news conference today during the American Institute of Architects 2012 National Convention and Expo in Washington, D.C. The new window system is designed with two separate, interlinked insulating glass sash.
|Deceuninck's Phil Morton demonstrating the dual-sash design.|
This creates an additional bonus air space between the two sash members and results in an extremely effective barrier to thermal energy flow. In addition, a unique thermal-activated ventilation system serves as an integral part of the window’s design, turning the unit into an energy generator by automatically venting solar-heated air into the building interior in the winter and venting it to the outside in the summer, the company reports.
“Innovation is at the forefront of our business, and the Genius system is destined to be one of the most innovative products in the fenestration industry today,” said Filip Geeraert, president and CEO of Deceuninck North America. “It is the epitome of form meeting function.”
Beyond energy efficiency, the window provides for ease of operation, extreme structural wind load resistance (range of DP-130 or more), STC ratings in the low 50s, and superior resistance to water and air infiltration, according to the company.
“We selected the AIA Convention and Expo to unveil the Genius system because architects attending the show were looking for the latest innovations that can take their future building projects to the next level,” Geeraert noted. “In our view, Genius has now reset the bar for window systems in terms of thermal performance and functionality.”