Green Fin House

The Green Fin House, Edina MN

South Sage glass wall – has eleven operating windows, 9 that are motor operated, and controlled with one remote. This house has been the subject of the Blue Print For Green TV show on care11 hosted by Randy Meyer.

Building Details:

Architect – RKD Architects, Vail Colorado

TimberFrame Co Spearhead Timberworks, Nelson BC

Builder Choicewood Builders , Mpls Mn.

Exterior FinishCopper Anodized~
Interior Wood Species Solid Douglas Fir

Interior Finish Custom Color water based Stain HAPS Free no VOC

Glass Type 1 3/8 OA triple pane using lowe coatings on surfaces #2 and #5,
1 3/8 OA triple pane Sage Glass units on the South facing window wall.

Glass Performance Cardinal #366 units 50% visible light trans. SGHC of .24 and U value of .14

Glass Performance Sage Electrochromic Glass units Visible light trans from 62 % down to 3.5 % , SHGC from .48to .09

Sage Glass Facts uses a multi-layer thin film of tungsten – oxide coating. The tint change occurs when the low voltage current migrates from one layer to another. Sage Glass Website
Sage glass windows have the potential to reduce building heating and air conditioning equipment requirements by up to 25 %.
Fact Energy Loss through windows accounts for about 30 percent of the heating and cooling energy consumed in the U.S this is according to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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