Constructing a five-story, 350-bed freshman dorm with wings is a big project. So when David Zeidman with Commerce Construction in City of Industry, California got approval to begin working on the Trinity Hall dormitory at Azusa Pacific University, he started immediately to think about windows.
Zeidman and his team ordered all-vinyl Double Hung, Slider and Picture windows from Simonton Windows. The windows, installed by Energy Gard, were ordered with nailing fins for fast, easy placement. And, for energy efficiency, each of the 420 insulating glass units had an Argon gas fill added. The non-toxic, colorless gas helps reduce temperature transference from the outdoors to the interior of the dorm rooms.
"We ordered Low E soft coat glass in the windows to help maintain even temperatures in the dorm rooms during all seasons," says Zeidman, superintendent with Commerce Construction. "As an added benefit, the gas helps reduce outside noise from penetrating the building so the students have a quiet study environment."
The facility has meeting rooms, a small computer lab, community-style bathrooms, small coffee area and a prayer/mediation room.
"It's easy to see why Azusa Pacific University selected the Simonton windows," says Greg Duckett president of Energy Gard. "They're extremely well constructed and have extraordinary energy efficiency features to handle the extreme hot and cold temperatures the school experiences at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains."