AUSTELL, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--YKK AP America, the leader in manufacturing high quality architectural products, today announced that it has been named a winner in the 2012 Environmental Design and Construction (EDC) Readers’ Choice Awards. The company was recognized in the Building Envelope category for its YUW 750 XT, a unitized wall system for low- to mid-rise commercial buildings that is part of the company’s enerGfaçade line.
“What makes this award a particular honor for us is that we were selected by our very own peers in the industry”
Winners of the EDC Readers’ Choice Awards were selected by industry peers who chose products that offer the best combination of sustainable attributes with ease of use and installation. The YUW 750 XT was selected for its best-in-class thermal performance that exceeds not only current codes, but also exceeds the most stringent green building codes and standards. It can be seamlessly configured for multi-span curtain wall and single-span ribbon wall elevations in fully captured, two-sided structural glazing, and/or four-sided structural glazing applications.
“What makes this award a particular honor for us is that we were selected by our very own peers in the industry,” said Mike Turner, vice president of YKK AP America. “The YUW 750 XT product was developed in collaboration with Erie Architectural Products, YKK AP’s fabricated wall systems partner. We were able to leverage the best knowledge of manufacturing, fabrication, and installation to deliver this innovative product. We weren’t simply looking to meet existing energy codes. We wanted something that would wow our customers and get them thinking differently about efficient building.”
YKK AP will be showcasing its award-winning framing systems at this year’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in San Francisco, November 14 – 16, in booth number 813s.
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About YKK AP America
YKK AP America Inc. manufactures a complete line of aluminum entrances, storefronts, curtain walls, sunshades, and windows for use in commercial and institutional construction. YKK AP aluminum products are manufactured in ISO 14001 certified facilities in Dublin, Georgia – a standard for businesses that operate in a sustainable manner by reducing pollution and waste. The company has also been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy for Exceptional Leadership in Industrial Energy Efficiency. The company is also a leading producer of window products for use in new construction and replacement in homes and light commercial structures. Its residential products are manufactured in a highly automated manufacturing facility located in Macon, Georgia. YKK AP America is based in Austell, Ga. It is a subsidiary of YKK Corporation of America, whose parent company is global manufacturer YKK Corporation of Japan. For more information, visit www.ykkap.com.