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.
10 May 2019
Managing Director Mark Hutchinson comments: “We want to ensure our windows have the best energy ratings so we buy sealed units with SWISSPACER inside. SWISSPACER is tried and tested to give outstanding energy efficiency and long lasting results. Aesthetics are important and SWISSPACER’s attractive, semi-matt finish and choice of colours are big advantages.”
7 March 2019
Ryan Lugg, Company Director at Flair Windows, explains: “Homeowners have become a lot more aware that the most energy efficient windows help cut heating bills and make homes more comfortable. But many homeowners don’t realise just how a window’s WER is calculated – or the importance of small components like spacer bars. We are happy to tell them more about the difference warm edge spacers like SWISSPACER make.
4 February 2019
A scientific study now shows with concrete figures how much heating and cooling costs French home-owners and tenants can save with plastic spacer bars in the insulating glass in heat insulating windows.