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USGNN Original StoryThermal Windows Lends a Hand to First LEED Platinum Structure in Oklahoma

Thermal Windows, a primarily aluminum window manufacturer based in Tulsa, Okla., recently supplied windows for the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum structure in the state-the Tulsa Green Lofts Project. The LEED Platinum recognition is part of the U.S. Green Building Council's green building program.

"The architect came to us about a year ago and said he wanted this building to have the highest number of LEED points available and he realized if he put vinyl windows or wood windows in it, it couldn't get as many points," says Terry Newcomb, marketing director for Thermal Windows.

"It used about 32 of our aluminum windows and two of our terrace doors," he says.

Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor presented the LEED platinum certificate for the home to its architect, Shelby Navarro, on Saturday, June 30.

In addition to the windows from Thermal, the house contains a number of recycled materials.

"The kitchen counters were made from recycled content and a lot of the wood in the building was taken from barns and recycled structures," says Newcomb.

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