Case Study

Education – Buffalo Charter School

September 1, 2015

Old school, new looks.

This charter school’s replacement window project resulted in high-quality energy efficiency and a new, modern look.

  • Who: Deceuninck North America and PVC Industries Inc.
  • What: Window-replacement project for Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School
  • Why: To achieve greater energy efficiency and an updated look.
  • When: July 2013
  • Product: 460 Revolution Tilt-and-Turn window units.

Summer picnics and barbeques are quickly giving way to the ringing of the school bell as students across the country head back into the classroom.

This fall, the students of Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School in Buffalo, NY, will be returning to a building with an entirely new look thanks to the installation of high-quality, energy-efficient windows designed by Deceuninck and manufactured by PVC Industries of Clifton Park, NY.

In July, Deceuninck fabricator PVC Industries began a month-long window replacement project at this former elementary school that was rehabilitated to serve as the home of the charter school owned by Apple Education Services.

The Results

The project called for the installation of 460 separate window units throughout the building.

PVC Industries chose Deceuninck’s Revolution™ Tilt-and-Turn for the project. The Revolution window created the optimal solution because of its overall appearance and its energy-saving and thermal ventilation capabilities, all of which exceeded that of other aluminum alternatives.

The bronze exterior color was selected with a white interior over the one color aluminum extrusion. This was a better blending of the building’s existing aesthetics.

In addition, the Revolution window was more cost-competitive than similar aluminum options.

About Deceuninck North America

Deceuninck North America, LLC is an industry-leading fully integrated design, compounding, tooling, lamination, fiberglass pultrusion and PVC extrusion company that produces energy-efficient residential and commercial window and door systems. The company is committed to developing high-performance products and has customers that produce over 7 million windows and doors annually. Its headquarters are in Monroe, Ohio, with a facility in Fernley, Nevada. Deceuninck North America is part of the Deceuninck Group, an integrated global organization that produces PVC window systems for the building industry. Deceuninck Group is headquartered in Belgium, is listed on Euronext Brussels (ticker: DECB) and employs 3,700 people servicing more than 4,000 customers in more than 90 countries with worldwide production facilities. For more information, please visit or