WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Arlington County, Virginia, is tackling the challenges of homelessness and drug addiction with the rehabilitation of a 1965 structure that serves as both a substance abuse treatment facility and as a 50-bed homeless shelter that offers job training.
However, when the Arlington County Homeless Services Center opened in 2015, the building's old, single-pane windows were no match for cold winter weather. Employees used plastic sheeting and space heaters for the first two winters of operation, but it was still extremely cold and drafty. The cost of installing new windows, over $1,000,000, was more that the County could afford. This is when SuperGreen Solutions® franchisee Bryan Pax stepped in with a solution.
SuperGreen Solutions (SGS), a supplier and installer of energy-efficient solutions, designs and installs a customized window insert which blocks drafts and increases energy efficiency without requiring full window replacement. For less than 20 percent of what new windows cost to install, Pax's SGS operation in Ellicott City, Maryland designed and outfitted the center with more than 300 inserts. The acrylic inserts simply press into place, esthetically integrating into the existing window. The units can be easily removed if needed.
"With the inserts we designed, these old windows can now behave like double-paned windows," said Pax. "A lot of residences and businesses in the area have found that these inserts are a great way to circumvent complete window replacement. That's just what we do at SGS—we find solutions to help increase your home or business' energy efficiency without breaking the bank." Pax added, "The work the Center is doing is important to our community, and we were glad we could help them and those they help."
About SuperGreen Solutions
SuperGreen Solutions, part of the UFG family of companies, leads the green industry as the premier local partner for driving revenues and lowering costs through green initiatives. Learn more at www.SuperGreenSolutions.com. SuperGreen Solutions offers a comprehensive sustainability certification by assessing, leading, implementing, procuring and installing all materials and operational updates needed for the green certification. SuperGreen Solutions offers the Green Compass Sustainability Award inclusive of a marketing toolkit to the business to promote their newly certified GREEN status locally.
SOURCE SuperGreen Solutions