Reynaers achieves Passive House certification for one of its most advanced aluminium systems
By adding Passive House certification for its innovative CW 50-HI curtain wall system, Reynaers has substantially increased its top-range of sustainable, energy-efficient architectural aluminum solutions.
The Reynaers’ CW 50-HI system is certified suitable for passive house application by the German notified body ift Rosenheim. As an internationally accredited scientific testing institution, ift Rosenheim serves manufacturers of building components in various applications. These include windows, curtain walls, industrial and commercial doors, gates, and other accessories. It is authorized to issue test reports requested for CE marking as well as building supervisory test certificates.
This certification requires an overall insulation value of max. 0.7 W/m²K using glass with Ug 0.7 W/m²K and a panel with Up of 0.25 W/m²K. With the CW 50-HI profiles, the curtain wall system achieved the overall insulation value of 0.66 W/m²K.
Extending Green Capabilities
Adopting the passive house and MINERGIE® concepts result in a future proof solution towards a cleaner, greener planet. For the architect, owner, fabricator, and builder the use of certified and tested Passive House compliant material offers more comfort and eases the road towards this sustainability objective. They can rely on the quality of the certified products and save substantial time and costs by eliminating the calculations that are required to obtain building certifications.
Towards More Sustainability
These developments are in line with Reynaers’ declared overall business strategy and its already reputable track record of investment into sustainable low-energy solutions and passive building. These technologies will become increasingly important to the building sector as Reynaers leads the industry towards the ideal of complete zero energy building for all of Europe by 2020. More innovation can be expected from them as 2020 approaches.
Reynaers has adopted this strategy for all the right reasons. It follows its declared intent and philosophy to continue innovating towards a greener planet and the objective of the zero-energy building across Europe by 2020; all while still following a healthy economical business model.
Mr. Erik Rasker, Technology Manager at Reynaers, explains the company’s philosophy with regard to sustainability: “More than 40% of the energy used within the European Union goes towards heating, cooling, lighting and managing the buildings in which we live and work. In order to meet current global climate change targets, we have to cut that figure by at least 60% before 2050. We at Reynaers are uniquely positioned to reduce the environmental impact of new and existing buildings. Our window and door solutions, sliding doors, and curtain walls provide exceptional insulation. The latest two certifications just serve as further evidence of our vision and our commitment to a greener world in our lifetime.”
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About Reynaers Aluminium
Reynaers Aluminium is a leading European provider of innovative and sustainable architectural aluminum solutions. These include a wide variety of window and door systems, curtain walling, sliding systems, sun screening, conservatories, skylights, screens, and systems to incorporate blinds and ventilation grids. Established in 1965 and headquartered in Duffel (Belgium), Reynaers Aluminium has offices in over 30 countries worldwide.