Wasco Window System Earns Passive House Certification
July 3, 2014
Wasco Windows of Milwaukee has achieved PHIUS (Passive House Institute U.S.) certification for its Geneo window. Developed by German company Rehau, Wasco's Geneo window is the first American-made window system that meets European Passivhaus standards, it reports. Wasco has been manufacturing Geneo windows since 2012.
“The certification will give an architect designing a passive house all of the inputs needed for the detailed software inputs required. And, with the PHIUS certification, it is easy to keep the proper paper trail for certifying a passive house," says David Paulus, part owner of Wasco.
“In the past few years, people who wanted these top-of-the-line products in their new construction homes had to have them shipped from Germany, Austria or Poland,” Paulus adds. “We knew it would be much more economical and sustainable to move the profiles and hardware here to the U.S.”