Milgard® Tuscany® Windows Invited to be a Product Partner in ABC (Affordable, Buildable, Certified) Green, Net-Zero Energy Home

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TACOMA, Wash. (June 14, 2011) - Peninsula Publishing has invited Milgard Windows & Doors to be a product partner in the ABC (Affordable, Buildable, Certified) Green Demonstration Home premiering at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) in San Francisco. This home uses sustainable products and cutting edge construction techniques for targeted net-zero energy. The Milgard® Tuscany® Series was chosen because it is architecturally styled and engineered for comfort, energy efficiency and ease of use.

"We are excited to be part of this integrated sustainable home, which will serve as an inspirational model for builders, architects and homeowners" said Jim Sheehan, Product Manager for Milgard. "Milgard is committed to developing products with energy-efficiency and universal design features—and Tuscany is an ideal choice for this innovative home."

Tuscany Series windows are built to meet or exceed ENERY STAR® standards in all climate zones. These windows can help reduce energy consumption with standard SunCoat® Low-E insulating glass. For ultimate peace of mind, they also come with the Milgard Full Lifetime Warranty including Glass Breakage coverage.

The ABC home is designed using universal design principles making it appealing to families of all ages and ability levels. The Tuscany SmartTouch® lock received the Arthritis Foundation Ease-of-Use Commendation and the Southern California BIA 2011 50+ Council Smart Choice Award. Recognized for the simple easy-to-use, one touch operation, the SmartTouch lock is easy to use for people of all ages. For added peace of mind, SmartTouch automatically locks when the window is closed and exceeds the toughest forced entry codes.

Tuscany Series windows are the ideal choice for this innovative home. They feature energy efficiency and universal design goals while maintaining affordability. The ABC Green Home will be constructed in the fall by Southern California Edison and certified by California advanced homes program.

To learn more about Tuscany Series windows visit or call 1.800.MILGARD. For full warranty details, please visit

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About Milgard Windows & Doors

Milgard Windows & Doors, a Masco company based in Tacoma, Wash., offers a full line of aluminum, vinyl and fiberglass windows and patio doors for builders, dealers and homeowners. The company has been recognized for manufacturing the nation's highest quality vinyl windows six times in a yearly survey sponsored by Hanley-Wood Inc., publishers of Builder magazine. Milgard employs approximately 3,500 people nationwide. For more information, visit or call 1-800-MILGARD.

About Masco Corporation

Headquartered in Taylor, Mich., Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) is one of the world's largest manufacturers of brand-name consumer products for the home and family. Masco is also a leading provider of services that include the installation of insulation and other building products. For more information, visit or call 313-274-7400.

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