8 January 2020
Skyscrapers make striking landmarks in the metropolises of the world. They owe much of their radiance and lightness to glass. It helps create impressive panoramas, and provides a cost-effective way to ensure that the as much natural daylight as possible enters the building.
Principal Tower makes its mark
28 November 2019
At the recent Passive House Institute Darmstadt (PHI)’s renowned International Passive House Conference, the ‘Passive House Innovation Award’ was presented for the first time. Held in Gaobeidian, China the inaugural award was presented to SWISSPACER for its innovative warm edge spacer bar – SWISSPACER Triple - developed for triple glazing. It came top out of 1000 other certified Passive House components.
14 November 2019
When Green Building Store developed Ultra, a range of triple glazed windows certified to Passivhaus standard, it needed a spacer bar with exceptional thermal performance. SWISSPACER ULTIMATE was the obvious choice.
17 September 2019
With increasing demands for high energy efficient glass facades, the focus is shifting toward the edge of the glass, in particular for insulating glass with multiple panes and structural glazing applications. While the U-values of the glass itself have little left to optimize in terms of efficiency, there is significant potential in the sealant and warm edge spacer bars used.
24 July 2019
Joe Walker, Retail Sales Manager of Sheffield Window Centre says: “Warm edge spacer bars are incredibly important when it comes to energy efficiency, since they greatly reduce heat loss through the window. Research shows that on an average semi-detached house in the UK, the homeowner can save around 10% a year on their annual heating bills when all windows fitted are ‘A’ rated or higher.”
22 July 2019
Vincent Kempf, owner of KMO and Europassive® project manager explains that he wanted to develop and focus on existing certified Passivhaus standards. “We wanted to combine the most demanding energy efficient criteria with the latest innovations. This applied to all construction aspects of the building, living comfort, as well as ensuring protection of the surrounding environment with a strong visual appearance.”
9 July 2019
Centogene is a world-leading organisation studying the genetic analysis of rare, hereditary diseases. Since it was founded over a decade ago, the company has been growing steadily. The construction of the ‘CentoNew’ headquarters in the Silo Peninsula, Rostock, will have space for approximately 250 employees. The building’s attractive location on the Unterwarnow quayside fits in well with the local surroundings thanks to the large cobble stone front.
24 June 2019
The company manufactures four styles of sash window, from the competitively priced Imperial Collection, through to the Vintage Collection which is ideal for conservation areas and restoration. All styles use SWISSPACER for unobtrusive warm edge excellence, helping Masterframe meet their specification requirements. Masterframe use SWISSPACER ULTIMATE in both white and black, in sizes 8, 10, 14 and 16mm.
24 June 2019
Since October 2018, a small component has been whipping up a real storm in the industry: the SWISSPACER Air. It equalises the pressure in the insulating glass. The German Institute for Structural Engineering (DIBt) has now authorised its use. That means the component is the only solution that allows for approved insulating glass with pressure equalisation.
24 June 2019
Gambsheim, Alsace, has seen the construction of an ambitious building which – in addition to the usual requirements for passive houses – is setting new standards: Europassive® is a trademark of the architecture and planning office KMO from Bouxwiller, around 40 kilometres north-west of Strasbourg.