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Alpen Announces AlpenGlass

Alpen High Performance Products announced the availability of its newest product line, AlpenGlass insulated thin-glass units. AlpenGlass incorporates custom thin glass (0.5 to 1.1 millimeters) configurations to boost window insulation, comfort and noise attenuation without impacting the weight, thickness or design of existing window lines.

About AlpenGlass

Alpen has deployed millions of square feet of thin-glass units to all 50 states across the last five-plus years, but the launch of AlpenGlass marks the first time that the units will be available for incorporation into third-party residential and commercial architectural glass applications.

AlpenGlass offers thermal insulation levels up to R15. Units incorporate condensation control, acoustic performance and UV protection, as well as optionality for safety, impact and bird-safe glazing. AlpenGlass product lines also include low embodied carbon levels. In an effort to meet the growing demand for IGUs, Alpen has entered into a partnership with longtime collaborator Kensington HPP to supply East Coast demand from facilities outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The partnership allows Alpen to immediately scale production and efficiently serve markets from coast to coast.

What Alpen says

"Alpen has been a pioneer in thin-glass windows since we started working with the Department of Energy and National Labs in 2018," says Alpen CEO Andrew Zech. "AlpenGlass affordably transforms windows with glass pockets as narrow as 3/4 inch into high-performance triple- and quad-pane units ready to meet even the most stringent code or Energy Star requirements. We've perfected our manufacturing and deployment across hundreds of projects and millions of square feet of IGUs. Now we're ready to share that experience with the broader commercial and residential markets."

"Buildings, and specifically their windows, are a significant source of energy waste. We can reduce building energy usage by 20% to 30% using existing technology. This isn't science fiction. It's here and cost-competitive today," says Zech. "Alpen's window and door designs are fantastic, but they cannot meet all needs. AlpenGlass allows us to collaborate with other window companies, glaziers, architects and builders to expand our impact. It lifts all boats."