Mountain Equipment Co-Op

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Mountain Equipment Co-op is an innovative retailer of outdoor enthusiast sports equipment and an environmentally conscious company that wanted to reconstruct an older office building with as much recycled material as possible. The process they undertook resulted in a recycled materials designation of an amazing 98%, one of the highest in the world.
 
"The selection of fiberglass windows from Duxton Windows & Doors is based on several factors, including the performance level of the product, the high environmental rating of the window material and working with local suppliers,” said architect Peter Petkau. "On the IG side, simulation analysis determined that these Super Spacer® equipped insulating glass units from AFG would provide the best performance from a heat loss, as well as a heat gain perspective."

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Technical Details:

Client Mountain Equipment Co-op
Project 23,250 sq. ft. of Retail
Date Refurbished in 2002
Windows Duxton Windows
Frames Pultruded fiberglass
IG AFGD Winnipeg
Glazing Dual pane with AfG Ti-R Low-e coating, plus argon gas and Super Spacer®
Architect Peter Petkau, Prairie Architects, Winnipeg, Manitoba