Great Kneighton, Cambridge
Sustainable from cradle to grave
VELFAC glazing also meets Countryside’s demanding sustainability criteria, and inparticular the use of renewable, sustainable orrecycled building materials wherever possible. The VELFAC composite frame features FSC®-certified pine sourced from managed forests, and 50% recycled aluminum; windows are produced using a low energy manufacturing process, and are also backed by a ‘cradle to grave’ analysis of environmental performance, providing further evidence of the system’sexcellent environmental credentials.
19,500 m2 of windows
In addition to meeting design and performance specifications, the VELFAC team is also managing the staged delivery of over 19,500m2 of windows to date – a major undertaking and one which requires considerable advance planning, together with skilled project management, to ensure windows arrive on schedule, and at the right location. As Catherine Brooking, Countryside’s Associate Director of New Homes and Communities commented: ‘The success of the project dependedon VELFAC’s ability to schedule the design and delivery of a high volume of windows; not only are we happy with the product and its capacity to meet a very wide range of design and performance criteria, but also with VELFAC’s performance as a supplier, given that this is one of Europe’s largest building developments.’
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