January 24, 2017
Super Spacers® receives award from the Passive House Institute
Munich, January 18, 2017. Dr.-Ing. Benjamin Krick, head of the Component Certification working group at the Passive House Institute in Darmstadt, handed over the official component seal to Edgetech Europe GmbH for the flexible, foam-based Super Spacer®
spacer systems at the BAU 2017 in Munich.
Edgetech 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 that we are now able to hold the component seal in our own hands 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 the three certified Super Spacer®
spacers exceed the required minimum levels of specific edge resistance and are thus certified for arctic climates and every climate zone with lower requirements. The Super Spacer®
Premium warm edge was classified in the highest efficiency class of phA+ with an edge resistance of 6.11 m K/W. This product also achieves the best values of up to 0.028 [W/mK] where the heat transfer coefficient ψ is concerned.
The Super Spacer®
Premium and Super Spacer®
Premium Plus were also certified.
“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 thus 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.
About Edgetech Europe GmbH
Edgetech’s Super Spacer®
flexible foam-based spacer systems act as energy-efficient warm edge spacers in insulating glass windows. They significantly reduce energy loss to the outside, largely prevent condensation and also contribute to the lifespan of a window.
Edgetech Europe GmbH, located in Heinsberg Germany, is a fully-owned subsidiary of Quanex Building Products Corporation, a leading global provider of energy-efficient components such as window and door profile systems, flexible insulating-glass spacers, edge seals for photovoltaic modules, wooden floors and ceiling profiles, as well as window and door grilles, with its head offices in Houston, Texas. Based on turnover Edgetech/Quanex is the world‘s largest manufacturer of spacers. Edgetech Europe GmbH is a sales location for the markets in continental Europe and one of the three worldwide Edgetech production plants, with a total of 450 employees and 16 extruders. You can obtain additional information about the Super Spacer®
systems and the Warm Edge Technology of Edgetech here: www.superspacer.com.
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.
15, rue Martin Luther
67000 Strasbourg, France
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Edgetech Europe GmbH
Johannes von Wenserski
Prokurist (holder of a general commercial power of attorney)
Gladbacher Strasse 23
52525 Heinsberg, Germany
Tel.: +49 (2452) 96491-0