Deceuninck and Tri-State Team Up for Window Walk

June 28, 2011
Noteworthy

Deceuninck North America, the provider of vinyl window and door profiles, and Tri-State Wholesale Building Supplies Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of windows and other exterior building products, conducted a window walk last Thursday, participating in the “G2OTR Project: LEEDing the Way in Historic Renovation and New Construction.”  In order to demonstrate the commitment of the two companies to sustainability, Deceuninck and Tri-State employees delivered products on foot to two homes being restored by Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity, officials explain.

 Carts were used to transport 35 windows 1½ blocks from Tri-State’s manufacturing facility to the reconstruction project.

Sponsored by Proctor & Gamble, the project is focused on transforming two vacant and historic houses in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood into affordable homes for low-income families. Deceuninck and Tri-State supplied energy-efficient vinyl window systems to be incorporated into the reconstruction of both homes, and by delivering them on foot from Tri-State’s manufacturing facility, replacing traditional shipping, they further reduced the project’s overall carbon footprint, officials note.

“At Deceuninck North America, sustainability is part of our covenant with our customers and with the environment. We are always seeking ways to empower both builders and consumers to construct a more sustainable home,” said Filip Geeraert, CEO of Deceuninck North America. “Our eco-friendly window systems are serving as an important component to this reconstruction project, and we are proud to team up with Tri-State Windows so that Habitat for Humanity can turn what was an empty structure into an energy-efficient home for a family in need.”

“The homes on Elm Street are using Tri-State’s Earthwise Equator windows, which are Energy Star-approved and have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal. They provide excellent resistance to thermal conductivity and are maintenance free," said Kathy Caldon, Tri-State president. "They will not corrode, pit or rot, and they will never require painting. At Tri-State, we maintain a solid reputation for assisting and supplying historically approved products to efforts such as these, and we are proud that the Earthwise vinyl windows were the perfect fit for this Habitat project.”

The renovations received recognition from the United States Green Building Council, which has named the effort its Legacy Project for the 2011 “Greening the Heartland” Conference, held last week in Cincinnati.