AUSTELL, Ga.--(YKK AP America, the leader in manufacturing high quality architectural products, today announced that its Thermashade system, part of its enerGfacade® product line, has been incorporated into the Mill Valley Green Home – located just outside San Francisco. Built to integrate the most cutting edge green products and design, Mill Valley was designed to meet LEED Platinum certification. The Thermashade sun control system was selected for its aesthetically pleasing and smart design that reduces solar heat gain, reducing energy consumption and utility costs.)--
“The Mill Valley Green Home is a great example of what residential structures can strive for with their green initiatives”
YKK AP’s Thermashade system is the industry’s only sunshade system to utilize a thermal barrier into its design in order to meet sustainability goals of the most demanding projects, including those at Mill Valley. The thermal barrier is also featured within the attachment anchor, making it the only Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM sunshade system to do so. The Thermashade system’s pre-engineered solutions, with over 100 configurations, provide design flexibility to cut down on the time required for delivery and installation.
“The Mill Valley Green Home is a great example of what residential structures can strive for with their green initiatives,” said Mike Turner, vice president of marketing at YKK AP America. “The Thermashade system’s innovative and award-winning design was a perfect choice for this notable project.”
San Francisco is often considered to be the green building capital of the world and Mill Valley is a prime example of the type of innovation that is occurring in the cleantech industry. YKK AP will feature its work with Mill Valley, and showcase its award-winning products, at this year’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in San Francisco, November 14 – 16, in booth number 813s.
About YKK AP America
YKK AP America Inc. manufactures a complete line of aluminum entrances, storefronts, curtain walls, sunshades, and windows for use in commercial and institutional construction. YKK AP aluminum products are manufactured in ISO 14001 certified facilities in Dublin, Georgia – a standard for businesses that operate in a sustainable manner by reducing pollution and waste. The company has also been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy for Exceptional Leadership in Industrial Energy Efficiency. The company is also a leading producer of window products for use in new construction and replacement in homes and light commercial structures. Its residential products are manufactured in a highly automated manufacturing facility located in Macon, Georgia. YKK AP America is based in Austell, Ga. It is a subsidiary of YKK Corporation of America, whose parent company is global manufacturer YKK Corporation of Japan. For more information, visit www.ykkap.com.