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SWISSPACER wins international Passive House innovation award


Peter Appel from SWISSPACER accepts the Passive House Innovation Award.

At the recent Passive House Institute Darmstadt (PHI)’s renowned International Passive House Conference, the ‘Passive House Innovation Award’ was presented for the first time. Held in Gaobeidian, China the inaugural award was presented to SWISSPACER for its innovative warm edge spacer bar – SWISSPACER Triple - developed for triple glazing. It came top out of 1000 other certified Passive House components.

“In the past few years, there has been encouraging progress in the thermal quality of windows,” explained Dr. Benjamin Krick, Managing Director of the Passive House Institute. “Thermally efficient windows perform well in terms of life cycle costs, CO2 savings and energy balance and are therefore also of interest from an economic perspective. The aim of the new 'Passive House Innovation Award' is to create a platform that gives particularly forward-thinking products and ideas more attention and added momentum”.

Peter Appel, Sales & Marketing Director Overseas and Head of Development New Territories at SWISSPACER, accepted the innovation award: “It is a great honour and privilege for us to be the first to receive this prestigious award. It motivates us to continue to develop new solutions that have the ability to progress our industry and benefit society as a whole.”

The PHI’s Passive House component certificate is the world's most demanding seal for energy efficiency, and sets the highest standards to ensure reliability and quality of building products and components. Premium spacer bars SWISSPACER ULTIMATE and SWISSPACER ADVANCE have borne the PHI component seal since 2015, while the SWISSPACER TRIPLE was awarded the seal in 2019.

SWISSPACER provides the best possible foundation for achieving highly efficient glazing that complies with Passive House certification.


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Swisspacer

Formed in 1998 Swisspacer is part of Saint-Gobain Glass Solutions. The company has experienced massive growth in the UK over the past 2 years. Its no-investment needed price benefit has been a key advantage that has attracted sealed unit manufacturers and window fabricators and fuelled its growth.

The manufacturing and head office is in Switzerland and a second manufacturing facility is established in Germany. Much investment is taking place to expand production capacity to ensure that Swisspacer is able to satisfy the dramatic ongoing growth in demand for its high performance warm edge spacer bar products.

Swisspacer has a growing network of leading sealed unit manufacturers in the UK and Ireland using its products, including Solaglas, Pilkington, Carey Glass, Supaseal, Custom Glass, Uniglaze2, Glass Systems, Clayton Glass, System 3 and Hollow Seal among others.

Swisspacer exactly matches the shape and dimensions of aluminium spacers, and being rigid and self supporting it handles in a similar way. And because there is no need to invest in expensive new machinery, it makes it very easy to get up and running with warm edge. Automated solutions are however available from Lisec, Saint-Gobain Seva and Rottler and Ruediger.

Independent tests conducted by IFT Rosenheim, the leading European independent fenestration research and test facility, showed that Swisspacer V had the best PSI values of all the other leading brands of spacer bar that were submitted for testing. Using Swisspacer thermal insulation (U-value) can be improved by up to 20%. Swisspacer V and Swisspacer perform very well in the Window Energy Rating Scheme.


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