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Our mission is to bring new and innovative products to the construction industry. Here you can read about new green, healthy building products and ways we are leading the industry towards a sustainable future.

Venting steam with the right caps for your walls and roofs

By Peter Vierthaler | Apr 15, 2022

Primex Vents has been manufacturing wall and roof caps in British Columbia for over 30 years. Although not sexy and maybe not even on your radar, these vent caps are important for removing harmful water vapor and gasses from your building. Primex Vents was and still is way ahead of the curve for rainscreen wall…

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Seattle Schools are taking advantage of VaproShield Products for Health, Longevity, and Energy Conservation

By Peter Vierthaler | Apr 15, 2022

The Seattle School District has chosen VaproShield as the basis of design for their upcoming school replacement projects. Seattle schools have been specifying VaproShield products for many years but have recently stepped up to make them a standard. Why VaproShield products? The benefits include an airtight building envelope, vapor permeability for mitigating rust and mold,…

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Profiting from New Regulations, Energy Codes and Incentives for Multifamily Properties

By Peter Vierthaler | Apr 15, 2022

Seattle and Washington State have some of the most progressive regulations and energy codes in the country. Often these codes are frowned upon by developers and the design community as overbearing and costly. I understand how mounting regulations add to the cost of housing and the ability buy and upgrade existing buildings. Often well-intentioned codes…

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EV and Low-Income Housing: Equitable Electrification

By Peter Vierthaler | Jan 20, 2022

Guest Author: Sophia Davis Since electric vehicles (EVs) have hit the market, consumers have expressed clear interests in their economic and environmental benefits compared to gasoline-powered vehicles. In contrast to internal combustion engines, EVs are known for their energy efficiency along with high performance and minimal maintenance costs. Financially, EVs provide consumers with cost-saving benefits.…

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Northwest Partners Newsletter – 2021

By Peter Vierthaler | Oct 27, 2021

VaproShield – NEW PRODUCTS! BlockFlashing SA is a self-adhered, non-asphaltic, durable, air, water, and vapor barrier flashing with an aggressive pressure-sensitive adhesive that does not require a primer and is easily applied to most construction substrates. SlopeShield Plus– is a breathable, slip resistant, walkable membrane for sloped roofs down to 1/2”/12 and barrel vaults with…

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Northwest Partners Newsletter – Issue 4

By Peter Vierthaler | Oct 1, 2020

39 new EV chargers at Terrace Station Will Reduce Carbon Emissions by 200 Tons Per Year This month a major milestone has been achieved in the Pacific Northwest. 39 chargers were installed in a “for rent” multifamily building. Never before has there been an installation of this size in the Pacific Northwest. EV Chargers stations…

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Vehicle Charging at Terrace Station – Mountlake Terrace, WA

By Peter Vierthaler | Sep 25, 2020

Brian and I visited the Terrace Station apartment project on Friday to look at our load managed EV charging network in the midst of installation. Altogether there will be 39 networked chargers ready for customers when they move in. They are being delivered today! We will help the developer advertise those chargers on PlugShare. They…

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How to Make an Impact by Reducing the Effects of Climate Change

By Peter Vierthaler | Sep 23, 2020

The fires in the Pacific Northwest are a solid indication that climate change is real and not imagined. I personally thought that we would be spared the harshest effects of climate change for a while yet. The hurricanes, storms and flooding in the eastern and southern states seemed so distant. It is coming faster than…

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Customer Retention with Quiet Windows

By Peter Vierthaler | Sep 21, 2020

I visited the Terrace Station apartment project in Mountlake Terrace last Thursday; this is a large scale MUD project for which Northwest Partners, LLC provided windows and other building materials for. This is a project that immediately abuts Interstate 5. The west elevation is 50 feet from the new light rail being erected and just…

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