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.