Wausau, Wis. - Visitors to Kolbe's booth #2049 at the American Institute of Architects' National Exposition will view window and door products in traditional and contemporary styles, versatile functionality, and expansive openings. The display also will highlight energy-efficient and environmentally responsible choices, customizable options and innovative tools to visualize design possibilities for both new construction and historic renovation.
"Distinctive style deserves distinctive windows and doors," says Cindy Bremer, Kolbe's vice president of marketing. "Whether looking for unique sizes, unusual shapes, rare wood species, colorful finishes, finely-crafted glass or universal design hardware, Kolbe can customize its products to make nearly every vision a reality. During AIA 2012, we are inviting architects to explore the boundless creative potential available with our many built-to-order options."
Exemplifying Kolbe's capabilities, the exposition booth will feature:
Energy Efficient, Environmentally Friendly
"Beyond the visually-striking, architectural detailing, Kolbe's products are crafted with exceptional attention to quality. Our windows and doors are manufactured with high performance, reliable operation and longevity in mind," notes Bremer.
The Ultra Series product lines displayed at AIA feature exteriors clad in low-maintenance, extruded aluminum with recycled content. The outer, metal surfaces may be finished in environmentally friendly, durable coatings and a broad palette of colors. For the interior, a range of sustainably harvested wood species can be chosen for trim, such as those certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Kolbe products' environmental attributes also support projects pursuing green goals including ENERGY STAR®, Green Globes(TM) and the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® Rating System(TM).
Online Tools 24/7/365
Kolbe's Architect Library and online resources can help simplify the research and specifying process. For example, design teams can easily communicate and visually customize many Ultra Series product dimensions and functionality using Kolbe's 3D Revit® building information models (BIM). In addition to BIM tools, Kolbe's website offers 2-D drawings; air, water, structural and thermal reports; warranties, installation and maintenance information, and online videos to demonstrate product operation and performance testing.
Learn more about Kolbe products at www.kolbe-kolbe.com and visit in-person with Kolbe representatives at booth #2049 during the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention and Design Exposition in Washington, D.C., May 17-19, 2012.
What began in 1946 as a two-brother team has grown into an internationally respected manufacturing company. Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co, Inc. remains a privately held, community-oriented business located in Wausau, Wis. Covering nearly one million-square-feet, its state-of-the-art facilities feature high-tech machinery and a design center to present the creative possibilities offered by Kolbe windows and doors.