Dr.-Ing. Benjamin Krick, head of the Component Certification working group at the Passive House Institute in Darmstadt, presented the Passive House official component seal to Edgetech Europe GmbH for the flexible, foam-based Super Spacer® spacer systems at the BAU 2017 exhibition in Munich.
Edgetech Europe Managing Director Joachim Stoss personally expressed his gratitude for the award. “As an independent authority, the Passive House Institute provides architects and planners with guidance on all questions relating to energy-efficient and sustainable construction. Therefore, we are very pleased to receive the component seal award following the successful Passive House certification of our Super Spacer warm edge spacers last January.”
The Passive House Institute tests and certifies products in terms of their suitability for use in passive houses. At the moment more than 870 certified products are contained in the component database. In this process the Passive House Institute also makes the verified thermal characteristics visible, thus making it possible to predict the future energy performance of a building. All three certified Super Spacer® products exceed the required minimum levels of specific edge resistance for arctic climates and every climate zone lower. Super Spacer® Premium was classified in the highest efficiency class of phA+.
“Components have to fulfil high requirements in terms of their energy efficiency before they may bear the Passive House certificate. Through this successful certification, the building client then can also rest assured that these products will significantly contribute towards energy savings, improved levels of comfort and, last but not least, climate protection,” said Krick.
Edgetech has focused on energy efficiency for the past 28 years. Edgetech ranks among the pioneers in the warm edge technology field, and also for sustainable products in architecture. “When we were the first manufacturer in the world to launch flexible, foam-based spacer systems onto the market in 1989, the topic of energy efficiency was at best a marginal issue,” added Johannes von Wenserski, authorised signatory at Edgetech Europe GmbH in Heinsberg. “Now the company supplies approx. 300 million metres annually throughout the world to more than 90 countries, with different climatic zones ranging from Arctic to tropical climates.”
Dr.-Ing. Benjamin Krick of the Passive House Institute, with Managing Director Joachim Stoss and authorised signatory Johannes von Wenserski of Edgetech Europe GmbH upon receiving the Component Award.
About Edgetech Europe GmbH
Edgetech Europe GmbH, located in Heinsberg Germany, is a fully-owned subsidiary of Quanex Building Products Corporation and sister company to Edgetech (UK) Ltd. Edgetech Europe GmbH is a sales location for the markets in continental Europe and one of the three worldwide Edgetech production plants.
About Edgetech (UK) Ltd
Few companies in the window industry have done as much for energy efficient glazing over the years as Edgetech UK. From lobbying governments, facilitating discussions and bringing the entire industry together in 2014 with Triple Glazing Question, this Coventry based component manufacturer has worked with IGU manufacturers, systems companies, fabricators and installers.
Starting in the US in 1989, Edgetech arrived in the UK five years later. In 2007 Edgetech started manufacturing Super Spacer flexible warm edge spacer in the UK. The productivity benefits alongside the thermal efficiency of Super Spacer changed the face of IGU manufacturing. Creating cost effective, high performance units has always been the goal for Edgetech, and approximately one third of all units in the UK are made with Edgetech’s spacer products.
In 2014, Edgetech’s 25th anniversary year, it added more products to its portfolio. Changing Edgetech from a single component manufacturer to a comprehensive component supplier for warm edge windows. For IGU manufacturers the award winning Super Spacer Alpha, the best performing spacer in the world, a rigid warm edge spacer TruPlas, high performance desiccant TruSieve, and a simulated divided lite system SDL. Edgetech has also brought new opportunities for installation companies with glass protection system TruShield and expanding foam installation edge tape TruFit.
Edgetech is part of Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE: NX) an industry-leading manufacturer of engineered components, products and systems serving window and door OEMs in 94 countries worldwide. www.quanex.com.
In the US, contact Quanex IG Systems at 800-233-4383, fax 740-439-0121, URL: www.quanex.com; in the UK at + 44 (0) 8700 566844, fax +44 (0) 2476 639727, URL: www.edgetechig.co.uk; and in Continental Europe at +49 (0) 2452 96491 0, fax +49 (0) 2452 96491 11.
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