Westview Products, Inc. Lets the Light Into the Independence Station

Independence, OR, September 23, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Westview Products, Inc., based in Dallas, OR, will invite the light to shine into the homes, offices and retail spaces in Independence Station while also helping the structure maintain energy independence. The $15 million building in Independence, OR, is expected to become the World’s Greenest Building when it opens next year.

Westview’s participation at Independence Station will primarily be in the window walls, where wood structures and a high-performance glazing system will enhance the building’s beauty and maintain energy efficiency. Insulated glass units will minimize heat gain and loss, reduce noise, and virtually eliminate the fading effects of ultra-violet light. Certified sustainable wood structures will bring the warmth of wood to the interior environment with minimal environmental impact.

“Westview Products not only provides an environmentally friendly and beautiful design element for Independence Station, but their proximity to the project as fellow Oregonians also allows us to enjoy the energy saving benefits of trading locally,” said Steven Ribeiro, Developer at Aldeia, LLC.

The wood structures supporting the window walls at Independence Station fall under Westview Products’ Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain-of-custody certificate [SW-COC-003915]. The certification, issued through the SmartWood Program of the Rainforest Alliance, provides assurance to the consumer of the integrity of the materials. Westview’s wood products are documented from the time of their growth in well-managed forests through the entire cycle of harvesting, milling and manufacturing.

“Westview Products recognizes our corporate responsibility to provide environmentally friendly products for our customers,” said Bob Ottaway, President of Westview Products, Inc. “Our commitment mirrors a similar commitment at Independence Station, where we are pleased to support the effort to bring the World’s Greenest Building designation to our backyard.”

About the World’s Greenest Building:

Independence Station – The World’s Greenest Building, an Aldeia, LLC community, is on track to earn the world’s highest LEED rating when it is completed in 2010. Located in the historic pioneer town of Independence, OR, the building will obtain its energy primarily from the sun and vegetable oil with leftover energy going to the local utility to show how the new Smart Grid technologies can help solve National Energy Security challenges. A $15 million, 57,000-square-foot project, Independence Station will host real and virtual offices, residential units, a restaurant, an Internet café, a green data storage facility, research facilities and classroom space. In addition, vacationers and residents will enjoy and learn about sustainable practices in the building’s one- and two-bedroom condominiums, with the goal of living well on just 17% of the total lifestyle energy that the average American now consumes. This collected data will be published on an open source basis for all to study to set new benchmarks for responsible energy consumption in daily living. For more information or to set up a tour of Independence Station, an Aldeia, LLC community, visit www.worldsgreenestbuilding.com. Become a FaceBook Fan of the World’s Greenest Building at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=64025950201&ref=ts.

Independence Station
Laura Everett