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Hurd Windows Factor Prominently in Robert Lord Builders’ 15,000 Square Foot ‘Ultimate Green Home’
Robert Lord to speak about custom home with near-zero cost of operation/emissions at Hurd IBS booth daily at 2 p.m.
Medford, WI – January 20, 2009 – When Robert Lord of Robert Lord Builders, Inc., was planning the 15,000 square foot Ultimate Green Home in St. Charles, Illinois, he painstakingly scrutinized the countless technologies –- like the underground geothermal heating and cooling system and hybrid septic system with an aerobic digester -- that went with it. But he didn’t hesitate for a moment in selecting the windows and doors that would go into the groundbreaking custom home. “I’ve been with Hurd since the inception of our company, and my commitment to Hurd today is still 110% percent,” he said.
Despite the fact that other window and door companies offered huge discounts to get their products into the one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly residence, Lord insisted on the ultra-efficient Hurd windows and patio doors. He recognized the sustainable efficiency, sustainable quality and the sustainable unique green features of the Hurd products, including:
• Hurd’s exclusive ClimaGuard SPFTM featuring the only clear glass treatment that blocks 99.9 percent of damaging UV-A and UV-B rays. It is credited with dramatically reducing fading, and extending the useful life of carpeting, furniture, and other furnishings in the home.
• A design pressure rating of 55 – up from the industry average of 40 – indicating a well-built window that is designed to withstand extremely high winds.
• Superior wood sustainability with Hurd’s patent-pending CoreGuardTM. The specialized wood treatment actually penetrates to the core of the wood to provide envelope protection against pests and rotting.
• Heavy-duty extruded aluminum clad exterior that lasts longer than others and contains 25 percent consumer-recycled scrap.
• Kynar Exterior Clad Finish
• Energy Star® Rated and National Fenestration Rating Council labeled for quality assurance.
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Lord added, “Quality, efficiency, innovation and considerations to the environment made Hurd the window of choice for the first in the world ultimate green home”.
The history-making custom home estate, with its near-zero emissions and a near-zero cost of operation, also has such state-of-the-art environmental technology as geothermal closed loop heating and cooling system engineered to be three times more efficiency than fossil fuels with a 75 percent energy savings. It is a complete low-E reflective home with a 15 percent energy saving utilizing convection air movement as well as reflection. Closed cell foam insulation promising 75 percent energy savings. Other cutting edge eco-friendly features include: a dual-fuel hybrid range, hybrid electric toilets, hybrid septic system that uses a aerobic digester in tandem with a raised sand filter, hybrid water well with a variable speed pump, hybrid fireplaces, eco-paver driveway that employs permeable paver stones, two self-replenishing in-home waterfalls that purify and hydrate the complete house air, an ultimate eco pool and spa with a 75 percent energy savings, 95 percent efficient whole-house stainless steel water heaters connected to geothermal, LED lighting and so much more. The home, priced at $4.8 million, is the ultimate green home, but it’s also the ultimate dream home.
Lord will be talking about the Ultimate Green Home at Hurd’s International Builders’ Show booth (#C4265 in the Central Hall) from January 20th through the 23rd, at 2 p.m.
For more information about the Ultimate Green Home, located in the Red Oaks subdivision of St. Charles, call Robert Lord Builders at 630-584-9009 or visit www.robertlordbuilders.com.
About Hurd/HWD Acquisition, Inc.
HWD Acquisition, Inc. is headquartered in Medford, Wisconsin. The company recently acquired Hurd Windows & Doors, Inc., a brand with a 90-year tradition of building custom wood windows and doors to the highest standards of excellence and quality. Hurd products, which are sold exclusively through more than 400 distributors in the United States and Canada, and in 20 countries worldwide, are manufactured by approximately 600 craftsmen. With factories in Medford and Merrill, Wisconsin, Hurd products are manufactured in more than 1 million square feet of production space. For more information, visit www.hurd.com or call (715) 748-2011. Toll free: 1-800-433-4873.