Smart buildings with advanced energy efficient windows with standard hardware play an important role in saving energy. At GHS, our commitment to innovating solutions for the environments of your life extends beyond the boundaries of homes, backyards and work places—to our communities and the world. We know that green isn't a fad; it's our future. And we recognize that every improvement we make—in our processess or our Systems—has the potential to ripple outward and effect positive change.
GHS System conserves forests: Made from relatively inexpensive PVC means that GHS uPVC products save our precious forest resources. GHS System conserves resources: UPVC Windows & doors has a life cycle of min. 20 years vs. wood 7-10 years and will outlast 2 or 3 conventional installations.
GHS System saves oil or gas: Poly uPVC chloride is a plastic with the lowest petroleum content about 43% the remainder is chlorine a common, inexpensive Naturally occurring element. GHS System protects the air and soil: PVC never needs to be stained, painted, UV treated or water sealed. This not only saves time and money but also keeps potentially harmful fumes and chemicals from being introduced into the air and soil. uPVC is a versatile material because PVC resin can be combined with many performance additives and modifiers, uPVC can meet the requirements for products use in any environment.
GHS windows that are designed for thermal performance can insulate your building while keeping energy costs low. The excellent thermal properties of GHS windows make energy savings attainable. The specially designed insulating airspaces in uPVC window frames – combined with their low conductivity – make them a formidable barrier to heat transfer. But their environmental performance in other areas also is impressive. Let us take a look at GHS uPVC window attributes and their relationship to environmental performance.
Designed to conserve energy: uPVC Window frames and sash corners are fusion welded for maximum strength and protection against air and water infiltration. Tests using the common measure of insulating ability, the U-factor, have shown that uPVC windows regularly outperform competitive products because of the excellent thermal performance of the frame (shown in table below).