Help Your Piece of Boulder Real Estate Save Money and Energy

alpen-windows.jpgIt’s great to see that our city is home to another ‘green’ focused company. Alpen Energy Group LLC , which employs 24 people at its manufacturing site on Spine Road in the Gunbarrel area of Boulder, can help your Boulder real estate save money and energy.

Alpen Energy told local media that

The company’s Alpenglass Fiberglass Window is made with a combination of a special technology and three low-film coatings that provide an insulating value of R-20. R value insulation ratings are used to measure insulations ability to resist heat flow. The higher the R value, the more effective it is.

According to the Alpen website,

With over two decades of experience, Alpen is recognized as the oldest and largest custom Heat Mirrorâ„¢ manufacturer for architectural and OEM markets. Alpen also manufactures other insulating glass units without Heat Mirrorâ„¢.

alpen-house.jpgAlpen apparently is the first company to combine multiple elements, including the Heat Mirror technology, into one window.

Whether you have been living in one of the area’s Boulder condos or another type of Boulder real estate, this Boulder Realtor thinks that products like this are definitely worth looking at when you’re ready to upgrade and renovate or especially if you’re taking on new construction.

According to local news sources,

A big driver in the development of green products continues to be the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Rating System ( Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), which adds points for the use of certain product types or for the energy or water savings that green products can achieve.

While some people feel that higher quality building products such as windows like these cost more, it’s not necessarily true. If you calculate the initial cost and measure it against the savings on energy bills, you will find that the savings make the investment worthwhile.

Now, having said that, here’s the kicker that most people forget to factor in: comfort and quality of life. An energy efficient home is generally more comfortable, works more efficiently and is often times healthier.

If you’re interested in learning how you can purchase a home with an energy efficient mortgage , take a little time to learn more about these types of loans. A good place to start is in a recent post of mine.

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