AE Building started out with the simple idea of filling a void in the building industry by providing high performance, energy efficient building products. Since that time we have expanded our reach by becoming building envelope experts, consulting with our clients on the many decisions required to develop a high performance wall assembly. We have seen a maturation in the market where owners are increasingly demanding better performance and architects and builders are responding. AE Building has responded as well. We have been ahead of the curve with many of the products and technologies that we promote and have found it necessary to provide appropriate training to many of our customers and installers. A more recent example of this type of collaboration is with our excellent installation partners Efficiency Matters. AE has always been impressed with their attention to detail and fine craftsmanship, but wanted to be sure they understood the intricacies of a Alpen window installation using SIGA air sealing products. AE partnered with Nicholus Holbus from SIGA and Riley Dennig from Alpen to develop a joint workshop. Efficiency Matters crews received hands on training in regards to the application of SIGA tapes and membranes as they relate to window installation. Riley then walked them through a best practices training on an Alpen window install as well as making appropriate adjustments to the windows for optimal operation. They finished with an Alpen factory tour. This type of training ensures that AE and Efficiency Matters can continue to service their clients in the very best way possible.
A good example of how this training helped with a customer comes from Matt Bruckner of Bruckner Construction. Matt couldn’t be happier with the products and service he received from both AE and Efficiency Matters. AE put together a wall assembly for Matt for the McNaughton residence that included air sealing, windows, and exterior insulation in an integrated package. AE also suggested that Efficiency Matters would be an excellent choice for installing the systems. When we spoke with Matt he was excited to point out how seamless each component of the system worked together and the attention to detail that Efficiency Matters displayed in installing the system. Not only does the finish product look fantastic, but we know that the owners will be pleased with the resulting comfort and energy savings.
AE is continually looking for opportunities to collaborate in this manner with owners, architects and builders. Recently we participated in the Energy Smart Contractors Expo speaking on deep energy retrofits. We are working with several architects, helping them to develop new “go to” wall assemblies. When is comes to wall assemblies we will go anywhere and speak to anyone that is interested.