Window system with polycarbonate sheet contributes to 25 percent reduction in heating load at Reno High School

Makrolon® polycarbonate sheet and Versatile Window™ system increases energy efficiency and improves daylighting and functionality for school facilities

Philadelphia, November 21, 2013 — School maintenance managers and officials seek replacement windows that improve energy performance and classroom comfort yet match the original building design. Winco Windows’ Versatile Window™ with polycarbonate sheet from Bayer MaterialScience LLC offers an ideal solution that meets these needs within the financial constraints of a municipal budget.

The window system, recently installed at Reno High School in Reno, Nev., offered a number of advantages including reducing heating load by as much as 25 percent, according to school officials.

“In addition to the significant reduction in heating costs, the Versatile Window™ system with Makrolon® multi UV and 15 polycarbonate sheet provided superior light transmission along with an integral blind attachment, enabling us to remove shading devices such as awnings,” said Tony McMillen, construction and project manager director for the school district. “Our teachers and students love the ability to fine-tune their learning environments: opening windows for fresh air as needed, closing windows to block outside noise, darkening the classroom by closing the blinds for smart-board technology and brightening the classroom for testing and group work. Most importantly, the Versatile Window™ met these needs in the face of our tight budget.”

Additionally, the inherent visual quality of the Makrolon® multi UV sheet provided a finished look that matched the original glass block architectural aesthetic that was replaced – an important benefit for Washoe County School District officials.

Attendees at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo can visit Bayer’s booth (#2407) to learn more about the benefits of Makrolon® polycarbonate sheet for sustainable building and construction. As a global leader in the development and manufacture of advanced materials for industry, Bayer demonstrates leadership through advancement of health, safety and environmental awareness initiatives, and through development and adoption of best practices for the transportation, storage, handling and disposal of these materials.

About Bayer MaterialScience LLC:

Bayer MaterialScience LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance plastics in North America and is part of the global Bayer MaterialScience business with approximately 14,500 employees at 30 production sites around the world and 2012 sales of 11.5 billion euros. The company manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical, security, and sports and leisure industries. Sustainability is central to Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s business and is based around the key areas of innovation, product stewardship, social responsibility and respect for the environment.

About Winco Windows:

As one of the pioneers in the architectural window business, Winco has been manufacturing top performance windows for schools, institutions, and commercial buildings for more than 80 years. We have the experience to meet the unique requirements of schools because Winco specializes in the aesthetically challenging historical renovations, architecturally exacting new school designs, fast turnaround, high performance, and large order size projects required for dormitories. Today, most of the work we produce is for schools. Winco is a charter member of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), and our products are tested to meet or exceed AAMA specifications for Heavy Commercial (HC) and Architectural Windows (AW). Winco also has products that meet Dade County hurricane standards.

For more information about Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s Makrolon® polycarbonate sheet, call 1-800-628-5084 or visit www.sheffieldplastics.com.

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