Passivhaus research shows 8.6% energy saving with SWISSPACER

Passivhaus research shows 8.6% energy saving with SWISSPACER

8 June 2018

Using warm edge spacer bars instead of aluminium in a triple glazed window saves homeowners an average of 8.6 percent on energy bills in cool/moderate climates such as the UK and Ireland. That’s the equivalent of 180kg less CO2 per household every year. Homeowners living in colder climates can expect to save around 7 percent. Warm edge spacer bars bring health benefits as they prevent the build-up of condensation at the edge of the glass.

SWISSPACER expands distributor network with Delta

SWISSPACER expands distributor network with Delta

1 June 2018

The move makes it easier for small sealed unit makers to benefit from SWISSPACER’s leading range of spacer bars. Wendy Wyatt, Director at Delta says: “We’re happy to be an official SWISSPACER distributor. It is a well-known name and one of the best for energy efficiency – it ticks all the boxes! Energy performance is crucial to our sealed unit maker customers and with SWISSPACER they have peace of mind that they will easily meet the required standards and regulations.

Small component, big impact: Eight percent less heating energy

Small component, big impact: Eight percent less heating energy

1 June 2018

It is a small component with a big impact on the building's energy requirements: the spacer bar in heat insulating windows. It comes in metal or plastic. Now, a study by the independent German Passive House Institute has confirmed, with facts and figures, that plastic spacer bars make windows more energy efficient. The warm edge ensures lower energy consumption, CO2 emissions and heating costs.

 

Energy-efficient Georgian bars are in higher demand than ever

Energy-efficient Georgian bars are in higher demand than ever

25 May 2018

Combining heritage style with high energy-efficiency: insulating glass windows with Georgian bars from the warm edge manufacturer SWISSPACER. As demand on the market is rising considerably, SWISSPACER is now expanding its range. Where once there were 9, now there are 13 different sizes of Georgian bars available, as well as a new Georgian bar cross with a built-in anti-rattle plug.

SWISSPACER is ‘conservation approved’ for Prescot Windows

SWISSPACER is ‘conservation approved’ for Prescot Windows

22 May 2018

Lee Draycott, Director of Prescot Windows, explains: “A lot of our installations are within conservation areas of Liverpool, meaning any potential changes must go through Liverpool City Council. We’re the only company approved to install in Liverpool’s conservation areas – no easy feat – after many samples going to multiple conservation officers, it was finally accepted!

Flooded with light and climate protected: the atrium as an urban space

Flooded with light and climate protected: the atrium as an urban space

13 May 2018

Awarded platinum – the highest certification awarded by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB): the bâtiment MERCIER of POST Luxembourg. The new service and administration building, the place of work for up to 900 people, is located in the middle of the City of Luxembourg, not far from the train station. The general contractor, Luxembourg-based office ROMAIN SCHMIZ, architectes & urbanistes, undertook the project from the planning phase in 2013, through the construction and all the way to DGNB certification in 2017.

20 years of SWISSPACER

20 years of SWISSPACER

7 May 2018

Mr Geith, this year, SWISSPACER is celebrating its 20th year since it was founded. What were the most important milestones for you over the past two decades?

 

SWISSPACER’s origins lie in the biggest insulating glass producer in Europe, Saint Gobain. In the late 90s, no more quantum leaps in technology were expected in the area of glass coatings and filling the area between the panes with gas. So new ideas were needed to make insulating glass and consequently windows more energy-efficient – the focus shifted increasingly to the sealant and the spacer bar.

New Georgian bar sample boxes from SWISSPACER

New Georgian bar sample boxes from SWISSPACER

23 April 2018

Responding to the growth of heritage-style windows, SWISSPACER recently developed two new Georgian bar sizes, 12 x 18mm and 16 x 18mm, specifically for the UK and Ireland. SWISSPACER’s Georgian bar helps create authentic, high performance heritage-style flush sash and vertical slider windows. It gives a seamless transition from the outer warm edge spacer bar to inner Georgian bar for outstanding energy performance and a high-end look. 

Another successful Fensterbau for SWISSPACER

Another successful Fensterbau for SWISSPACER

16 April 2018

The company’s Georgian bar, now available in four additional sizes, was the hot topic of discussion for visitors on the stand.  

SWISSPACER’s Georgian bar creates high performance sealed units, perfect for heritage-style windows. It comes in the standard SWISSPACER colours with an integrated anti-rattle plug and matching end caps to create a seamless, high-end finish.

Foster + Partners specify SWISSPACER for Principal Tower

Foster + Partners specify SWISSPACER for Principal Tower

26 March 2018

Designed by architects Foster + Partners, Principal Tower will contain 301 residential apartments when completed in early 2019. At 162 metres tall and equalling 35,400m², it will be one of the tallest residential buildings in London. Principal Tower complies with the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, and SWISSPACER ULTIMATE was used in the highly energy efficient façade.