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Indow Windows Garner News Award Nomination

Portland company is a 2012 finalist in Prestigious Edison Awards.

Indow Windows
Indow Windows

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Indow Windows announced today it is a finalist in the energy and sustainability category for the 2012 Edison Best New Product AwardsTM, which honorinnovation and excellence in the development, marketing and launch of new products and services.

The awards are named after inventor Thomas Edison, who registered over one thousand U.S. patents during his lifetime. The finalists for the Edison Best New Product AwardsTM is judged by a panel of more than 3,000 individuals including professionals from the fields of product development & design, marketing, engineering, science and education. The winners in each category will be announced at the Edison Awards gala event on April 26, 2012.

"Being nominated for an award named for Thomas Edison, one of the world's greatest innovators, is a big honor," said Sam Pardue, CEO and Founder of Indow Windows. "It's clear that the steering committee sees the incredible application of our product, just as our customers do: a way to fix drafty windows, reduce noise and save energy, all without having to spend a lot of money."

In addition to the Edison Awards, Indow Windows was recently selected as the national Sustainability Award Winner, the National Energy Efficiency Category winner and was the runner-up to the national overall winner at the Cleantech Open, the nation's largest clean tech venture capital business competition for clean energy start-up companies.

Additionally, Indow Windows the "Innovation in Sustainable Product" award from Sustainable Business Oregon, a Commercialization Grant from Oregon BEST (Oregon Built Environment & Sustainable Technologies Center), and the patent-pending window inserts were named one the "Top 10 Green Building Products of 2011" by Sustainable Industries magazine.

Indow Windows launched in November 2010 to manufacture innovative window inserts that provide the insulation and energy savings of double-paned windows at a fraction of the cost. Homeowners simply press the custom-made thermal window inserts into the inside of their window frames, where they provide a tight seal against cold winter drafts without any nails, screws or adhesives.  The product is composed of sheets of light and strong acrylic glazing edged with the company's patent pending compression tubing. In combination with the existing windows, they provide insulation and energy savings comparable to double-pane or triple-pane windows.

Homeowners also benefit from dramatic noise reduction. Standard Indow Windows reduce noise coming in through a window by 50 percent.  The company also offers an Acoustic Grade Indow Window that knocks noise down by 70 percent.

The product is currently available to Portland, Seattle, Salem, Bend, Astoria, Hood River, Eugene and Bellingham Washington area residents and CEO Sam Pardue plans to make Indow Windows available across the country in the near future.  Interested customers can find a local dealer by visiting

About Indow Windows

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Indow Windows was founded in 2010 when CEO Sam Pardue wanted to find a better way to insulate the windows in his 1906 Portland Craftsman home. The result: Indow Windows, custom-manufactured sheets of acrylic glazing edged with a patent-pending Compression Tube. Indow Windows press into place on the inside of a window frame, creating a tight seal without any nails, screws, or adhesives, and providing the insulation and energy savings of a standard double-paned window at a fraction of the cost.

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