The Passivhaus standard originated from a conversation in May 1988 between a Swede Bo Adamson and Wolfgang Feist of Germany. The idea was to develop a voluntary standard for energy efficiency in buildings, significantly reducing their ecological footprint. Today, the numbers of Passivhaus properties are in the tens of thousands across Europe in both residential and commercial properties, in both new and refurbishment projects.
As more homes in the UK are built to this very low energy standard there is a need to adopt window and door systems that offer the highest thermal efficiency. Aluminium is an excellent choice of material for its exceptional long life and almost 100% recyclability. With Aluprof’s MB-104 system, both windows and doors can confidently be specified as the system has gained the Passive House Institute Darmstadt certification. The MB-104 Passive Aero has excellent thermal insulation performance for an openable window system with a Uw as low as 0.53 W//m2K and for a door a UD as low as 0.62 W//m2K. With glazing widths up to a class leading 81mm in thickness, the doors can also be assembled into panel doors as well as fully glazed.
The Aluprof MB-104 system is increasingly being specified on a wide range of residential and commercial projects across the UK. All systems are designed, fabricated and installed by selected, specially trained companies to ensure each fabricated product meets the Aluprof exacting standards.
Further information is available on the company website at www.aluprof.eu and specialist advice is available directly from Aluprof UK offices on 0161 941 4005.