Lippincott Living | Toronto, Ontario
System 4500 windows from REHAU help urban Toronto townhome community achieve energy performance goals
Located at the crux of three of Toronto’s most vibrant neighborhoods, Lippincott Living is an eight-townhome community designed to appeal to contemporary urban residents. Each 2,000 ft2 (186 m2) unit, built using an advanced prefabricated structural system, features several high-performance elements to enhance energy efficiency, particularly during the cold winter months.
“Lippincott Living was built to the highest quality standards, providing residents with an outstanding urban home in terms of design and performance,” said Brad Netkin, project architect and principal of STAMP architecture in Toronto.
In addition to prefab wall and floor panels, green roofs, solar shading, a cross-ventilation system and several environmentally responsible interior finishes, the townhomes were designed to include high-efficiency uPVC frame windows.
“We were seeking a quality window solution to align with the overall high-performance design of the residences, and REHAU’s uPVC profile tilt-turn windows provided the best solution to meet our design and performance goals,” Netkin explained.
Netkin worked with REHAU North America’s Toronto sales office to specify System 4500 tilt-turn windows to be fabricated by Euro Vinyl Windows for the project.
“We have worked with STAMP architecture in the past, and appreciate their modern, contemporary designs, and how they incorporate our window and door systems into these projects,” said James Clavel, Toronto sales director for REHAU.
“The Lippincott project allowed for the exceptional performance properties of the System 4500 to be displayed in a unique and well-designed project“, said Chris Meiorin, president of Euro Vinyl Windows Inc. “We were challenged to match the anodized aluminum exterior color of the building, which is more typical in commercial applications than this type of residential project. Our painter did a phenomenal job of matching the color specification.”
According to Meiorin, Euro Vinyl has historically been confident in recommending painted and foiled exterior window and door profiles from REHAU. “The overall quality of the profi le surface provides an excellent canvas for us,” Meiorin said.
Homeowner Craig Emond, who has resided in his Lippincott Living townhouse since 2010, has denoted several unique benefits of his REHAU System 4500 windows.
“These were a new type of window design for us, and we’ve enjoyed the quality and tight seal they provide,” Emond said. “The windows definitely keep the Toronto cold out in the winter, and the heat out in the summer, and they are also high-performing when it comes to insulating us from neighboring and outdoor sounds.”
In addition to highly favorable responses from its residents, the Lippincott Living project received the 2011 Multi-Unit Wood Design award from the Canadian Wood Council’s Wood WORKS! program. “This project has undoubtedly blazed a trail for modern in fill townhouse design in Toronto, providing a unique, completely finished design/build product to buyers,” said Netkin.
|Project:||Lippincott Living, Toronto, ON|
|Type of construction:||Residential, constructed in 2010|
|Scope of project||50 windows|
|Manufacturer||Euro Vinyl Windows Inc.|
|REHAU systems used:||System 4500 tilt-turn window|