Is It Worthwhile To Use Passiv Windows?

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Is It Worthwhile To Use Passive Windows?

Don’t technical questions come to your mind when you hear “Passive Window’?

If yes, then stay with us and find out more about Passive Windows & Doors along with their benefits. Before directly talking about what actually Passive Windows are and how do they make living simpler, let’s discuss the term Passivhaus (passive house).

It’s important to gain knowledge about passive homes before moving forward with passive windows.

A passive house is a home that makes every effort to use the minimum amount of energy for keeping the room cool or even warm. Passive house is designed & constructed to be highly energy efficient and use almost 90% less electricity whilst performing the same function as traditional windows. They definitely are a fast-emerging standard that uses minimal power for heating & cooling of the air within the house. You might have guessed, passive windows play a crucial role in making passive homes resourceful and energy efficient.

Passive windows should not be considered a type or brand of window, rather it’s an innovation delivering outstanding thermal insulation properties.

With so many advancements in the field of architecture and so many changes throughout the years, the entire process of building a house has been transformed totally. Nowadays, modern buildings & houses create opportunities to improve energy efficiency, after all, it’s all about using windows and doors that are excellent insulators capable of keeping heat inside where it is needed while minimizing carbon footprint.

The application of passive windows in modern properties has drastically reduced power consumption even in the harshest climates. Furthermore, it is a newer concept that merges efficiency, affordability and comfort, all in one place.

They are capable of providing consistent and comfortable4 temperatures throughout the year – reducing solar gain in summers and minimizing heat loss in winters. The impressive & magnificent thermal insulation characteristics of a Passive House Window are fundamentally due to its high-quality frame technology, combined with its triple glazing. The window opening consists of almost 30 -40% of the frame, making the quality of the frame a dominating factor.

Why Use Passive Windows & Doors Instead of Traditional Solutions

Passive Windows & Doors doesn’t compromise on the comfort of the house, keeping you snug and comfy in your house even if the weather outside reaches an extreme. The temperatures, altitudes and humidity levels differ worldwide, hence the requirement of a window or door in the mountains would be totally different from those at sea levels. No matter the climate, installing passive windows maintains a steady interior air temperature. Furthermore, the glazing choices can vary by either maximizing or minimizing heat gains.

Thermal Bridge Free Design
Additionally, passive homes are continuously praised for incorporating airtight design & a high level of insulation; implementing a ‘thermal bridge free design’. It means that insulation is applied without any leaks or weak spots, resulting in unmatched quality.

From the definition of passive houses, it is clear that they are eco-friendly, using natural sunlight as it’s main power source. So, using passive windows and doors in residences reduces fuel bills significantly, making them better choices than the traditional solutions.
Affordability & Versatility
In addition to this, it will surely save money in the long run, but the surprising fact is that they are actually affordable in the first place. The Passive Window & Door Standards are appropriate for all kinds of structures and in all climate zones. So, any architect can work with Passive Windows & Doors, making it the most versatile component, they are not only restricted to residential buildings.

Thermal Insulation
The passive windows deliver the highest level of thermal insulation and meet all the requirements of Passive Building Components. They are a thermal break-equipped door and window system that fabricates exterior architectural development elements. The various types of passive windows, doors & spatial structures provide good sound & thermal insulation along with a large range of glazing (up to 81mm), high structural strength and water & air tightness.

Different Types Of Passive Windows & Doors Solutions Available At Panorama
Schüco Passive Windows

The Schuco Passive window system has a basic depth of 90mm and delivers green aluminium thermal insulation by integrating components such as insulating bars, gaskets and pressure plates. It offers a comprehensive modular window system representing a perfect combination of structural requirements & the highest level of architectural design freedom. This innovative, sustainable and future-proof Schuco passive windows use significant magnitudes of renewable raw materials for its insulating bars, gaskets and foam reducing the energy requirements. They have narrow face widths and concealed vents that permit harmonious aluminium block windows solutions for your spaces. It not only delivers utmost functionality but also offers durability, longevity, customization, sustainability and exceptional quality – making them perfect for your houses.

Aluprof Passive Windows

This type of Passive window system (MB-104) is manufactured with a thermal break providing excellent insulating properties and meets all the requirements of Passive building. It is specially designed to execute components of external architectural development with high sound & thermal insulation performance, resistance, tightness to water & air infiltration. The heat transfer coefficient w≤0.80 W/(m2K) is achieved with two chamber glass panel and a plastic frame between glass panels. The profiles used in the system feature three-chamber construction, the core of which is formed by an insulating chamber placed between thermal spacers 61, 60 mm or 48.5 mm wide. The construction depth of windows is 95mm which gives the effect of an unbroken surface when the door or window is closed and viewed from outside. The Aluprof passive window is dedicated to energy-efficient and passive building, hence it’s your trustworthy choice when building homes or installing doors.

Veka Passive Windows

The VEKA Window System uses power consumption of less than 10 kWh/m2 per year making them the most energy efficient passive solutions. It is possible by using superior isolation of walls, floors and roof along with recycling energy system already installed in the house. The excellent thermal insulation property is achieved through 7- chambers & profiles having a thickness of 3mm. These windows are built with triple glazing using Argon gas filling & deep mounted units that provides efficient sound & thermal insulation. Furthermore, it uses a polymer foam frame that contains a molecular filter. This reduces tension on the edges, eliminates moisture, improves the U-value and sound-proof the window.
With VEKA frames and proper glazing, it is the perfect solutions for energy efficient commercial and residential structures. However, with such passive solutions, it is essential to have a highly sophisticated ventilation system ensuring energy isn’t lost.

Aluplast Passive windows

Aluplast (energeto 5000) passive windows uses various technical features to improve the heat insulation of the window system and show commitment to sustainability with its technical features and steel-free window system. They use aluminium components that make them easy to clean, strong and low maintenance, especially when compared to wooden components. All Aluplast windows comply with energy saving regulations and feature heat transmittance coefficient (U) value lower than 1,3 W/(m2K). It has 85mm profile depth with filigree design & 6 chambers – making them energetically and visually magnificent window system. Aluplast windows are high-quality and versatile for all commercial and residential buildings. With its slim construction depth of just 70 mm, Aluplast passive windows are the ideal system for renovation work in accordance with the passive house standard.

Rehau Passive Windows

The Rehau passive windows represent a unique energy-saving technology with its 3mm thick profile walls. A warm, 7 chamber and 86mm deep profile along with triple rubber sealing contain innovative fibreglass. It offers static qualities and resistance to deformation. It doesn’t require any steel reinforcements which results in a lower heat transfer coefficient to Uf=0,91 W/(m2K). While increasing the profile glazing surface it ensures optimal room radiance. When replaced with old windows, studies have shown that they reduce energy consumption up to 76%. Furthermore, galvanized steel reinforcements of 1.5-2 mm thickness offer protection against burglary. Deep mounting of the glazing unit & high quality hardware guarantees windows are extremely robust, Mechanical damage resistant and weather resistant.

Salamander Passiv Windows

It combines top technology with modern & functional design to create a new generation of first-rate windows. It’s a top solution that delivers the highest level of power performance and maximum static resistance. The depth of construction is 92mm with 6 thermal insulating chambers and 3mm thickness of outside walls. It uses a triple thermal insulating glass of 52-60mm with 3 glass sheets to deliver ultimate insulating performance. Furthermore, it has a profile system with 3 sealing gaskets with maco fittings and four blots per sash which ensures anti-burglary closure. It can achieve a heat transfer coefficient of 0,73 W/(m2K). It is equipped with a two chamber pane packet and three gaskets that delivers efficient energy saving.

Aliplast Passive Windows and Doors

It uses 3 chamber window system for designing windows that deliver increased thermal performance. These thermal parameters of Genesis 75 comply with the Passive house standards & requirements. The name Genesis 75 is based on 75mm deep sections that are used to build frames and structures that ensure high functionality. With the application of a 45mm thermal break made of innovative materials & a special cellular seal, the durability & thermal insulation of the profile is increased. Depending on the glazing unit, the heat transfer coefficient may reach Uf=1,38 W/m2*K. The aluminium profile of 45mm gives constructors more flexibility and works efficiently for larger projects. Furthermore, the fewer amount of glazing beads and seals are needed to mount and seal. Double or triple glazing of 24 to 82mm can be applied. Hence, it sets a new standard of window thermal performance with the highest ergonomics of modern aesthetics.

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