Alpen High Performance Products Receives Investment from Arborview Capital
The investment will allow Alpen to fund new construction, energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits
The Boulder-based Alpen High Performance Products received an investment from Arborview Capital to continue growing the company.
“The Arborview partnership will allow Alpen to accelerate our growth and capitalize on the compelling growth opportunities in our core markets,” says Brad Begin, CEO of Alpen. "Arborview provides capital, market knowledge and expertise to help us better serve our existing markets and broaden the overall market for our products. In addition, their experience investing in the efficient building product market enables them to take a highly collaborative approach to helping us manage the opportunities and challenges of scaling our business.”
Alpen is a designer and manufacturer of high-efficiency windows, doors and commercial glass. In order to be more energy-efficient, its products are manfactured to be insualting, thermally-efficient by using a proprietary combination of component products, including lightweigh suspended-film technology, innovative ultra-thin glass and either fiberglass or fiberglass-reinforced framing systems for both insulation and durability.
According to this company, this segment of the market, high-performance windows and glass, is a growing segment of the $25 billion U.S. window market. Demand for high efficiency windows, doors and glass is experiencing rapid growth due to the expanding market for buildings built to net-zero energy and passive house standards. Other factors driving growth are tighter local building codes focused on improved energy efficiency and greater focus on interior building comfort and sound attenuation.
Alpen's prior investment rounds were aimed at providing capital for the launch of additional product lines as well as support overall company growth. As these goals have been met, the latest investment will allow the company to fund new construction as well as energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits.
As the public awareness, as well as revisions to municipal and statewide building codes, around the importance and long-term benefits of sustainable building practices grows, the company hopes to see continued growth going forward.
Alpen, based in Boulder, is a leading designer and manufacturer of high efficiency windows, doors and commercial glass. The Company draws on a more than 30-year history of industry leadership and innovation in high performance window and glass manufacturing to produce a suite of products which are among the most energy efficient available. Alpen works closely with the sustainability and energy efficiency building community, including those involved in the rapidly expanding market for passive house and net zero energy standards, to continually develop enhancements responsive to the needs of customers seeking greater energy efficiency.
Arborview Capital was founded in 2008 to invest in high growth companies that are helping to build a cleaner, more sustainable economy and that deliver top tier financial returns for investors. The Firm’s portfolio companies are emerging leaders in the energy efficiency, resource efficiency and sustainability sectors. Arborview is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland.