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ABSi "Project Frog" recognized by JELD-WEN

CRISSY FIELD CENTER– PROJECT FROG
San Francisco, California
Certified: USGBC- LEED Platinum (pending)

project-frog-largeProject Challenge: Project Frog is on a mission to revolutionize the way buildings are created. Described as LEGOS® on steroids, the Project Frog approach applies new technology to overcome the inefficiencies of traditional construction. The result is measurably greener and significantly smarter spaces such as the new 7500 square foot Crissy Field Center located on San Francisco’s waterfront adjacent to the picturesque Presidio and the Golden Gate Bridge. The Crissy Field Center consists of environmental education classrooms, a science lab, a community gathering room and popular Beach Hut Café. Designed with durability in mind, high performance features to note include the sleek storefront with aluminum exterior and environmentally friendly glazing and signature clerestory.

Architectural solution: Critical to the success of the project was the smooth integration of jamb and trim details to accomplish the desired exterior appearance. The creative JELD-WEN Architectural Consultant and Commercial Solutions team worked in concert with local dealer Associated Building Supply to create designs of mulled, high performance window units which complimented the look of anodized aluminum and fit into a value conscious budget. Intended as a model of sustainable development for both students and community, the project strived to reach its efficiency goals while minimizing its environmental footprint.

Incorporating JELD-WEN Premium Siteline EX Arctic Silver casement and awning windows with stainless steel hinging hardware, the project team successfully accomplished their goal. Made with durable AuraLast® wood, the windows featured efficient glazing with low U-Factors and 20-year warranties.

Project details / benefits: Premium Siteline EX clad wood windows with Auralast® wood, ENERGY STAR® qualified windows and doors featuring Low-E glazing, Prefinished Arctic Silver aluminum clad exterior for ease of maintenance, Reliable 20-year warranted AuraLast® wood for durability.

Architect: MKThink - San Francisco, CA
Builder: Fisher development - San Francisco, CA
Dealer: Associated Building Supply Inc. - Burlingame, CA
Comments: An ENERGY STAR® Partner since 1998, JELD-WEN ENERGY STAR qualified windows with Low-E glazing maximized daylight in the buildings and aided the project in achieving LEED Platinum designation (pending) from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Read JELD-WEN Article Story also in JELD-WEN Architectural Solutions Brochure

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Testimonial Gerald Cook

"Over the past five years I’ve had the opportunity to work with the sales and staff at ABSi. Being a distributor of the JELDWEN product I’ve witnessed outstanding customer service coupled with extensive knowledge about the product and application from everyone at ABSi. Builder, homeowner or other rest assured that your product will be delivered correctly and on time with a level of professionalism. Any dealer can sell you product, however ABSi goes above and beyond to keep their customers happy and get it right the first time. " 

Gerald Cook       Service manager (American Building Supply)

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