We continually strive to make sure our whole business is as environmentally friendly as possible, which is why we offer South East homeowners the most sustainable, energy efficient windows and doors we can. The glass units we use play a crucial part in the overall sustainability of the installation. So, if you’re wondering how sustainable modern window glass really is, we’ve created this blog especially for you!

Is window glass sustainable for the environment?

Yes! Glass is renowned throughout the world as one of the most sustainable building materials available. Made from raw sand, soda ash and limestone that has been exposed to extreme heat, glass is 100% recyclable with no loss of quality whatsoever.

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What is the most sustainable glass for windows?

It is a common misconception that triple glazing is the most energy efficient glass for windows. Although it contains an extra layer of glass alongside another insulating

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Hi Everyone,

I hope everyone is doing well, and I’m so glad you enjoyed the last post about the beautiful new kitchen designed by lovely, Rachel.

 

So many of my friends are sick with or recently got over Covid. We didn’t get it from each other. But, anyway, one of my friends, Lisa, was sick last week and she asked me if I wanted to use her ticket to go to the Beacon Hill Garden Club Hidden Gardens Tour?

Between getting ready for my trip and then getting sick, I forgot to book it.  And then, the Beacon Hill hidden garden tour was sold out. So, yes, I jumped at the chance.

 

Wednesday evening was a lovely outdoor soiree with perfect weather.

 

Beacon Hill Garden Club Hidden Garden tour soiree 2022

Via the BeaconHillGardenClub on Instagram. Please follow them. And, yes, I’m in that photo, but you can’t see me. I was talking to my lovely friend Patricia in

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Before Saturday, Westview High School had nothing gold from girls tennis in its trophy case. No teams had ever won a state title, and the Wildcats had never won a singles or doubles championship.

But that’s all over now.

On Saturday, Westview’s Amberly Au and Karolina Dobiecka took home the Class 6A girls doubles title in convincing fashion and led the Wildcats to the program’s first team title.

Westview finished the tournament with 25 team points. In second place was Jesuit with 16 and Clackamas was third with 10.

And while the team title feels nice, Dobiecka and Au agreed that the best feeling was to take the title for coach Tom Lefor, who has been coaching Westview girls tennis since 2007.

“It feels great,” said Dobiecka. “I think it means the most for our coach. He’s been coaching tennis for 15 years now at Westview. He’s a very hard

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The LEED Green Building Standard was created by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) in response to a growing problem in design and construction: “greenwashing,” or making claims about the sustainability of a product or a design that are misleading. The value of LEED is clear: it provides an objective, third-party standard for determining how green a building or interior is – something that will help us all achieve our goals for a healthier planet.

USGBC LEED is the leading brand in green rating systems
Figure 1 USGBC LEED is the leading brand in green rating systems

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. When we hear “LEED” we are usually thinking about one of two things: it’s either about the design or the designer. Let’s break that down, and talk about greenwashing and brand along the way.

WHEN LEED IS ABOUT THE DESIGN

When we use the LEED standard to talk about a design, a building,

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