21 Oct '12, 3pm

Superframe for Passivhaus | Green Buildings News

The company proposes the dual-layer SUPERFrame as the perfect solution for extremely heat insulated glass units. It is distinguished from traditional frames by its structure, composed of two independent components/layers: the external layer encompassing the external window frame and the external sash, and the internal layer made up of the internal window frame and the internal part of the sash. These two layers are separated with thermal superinsulation (preferably a vacuum panel or a profile of air gel), which eliminates linear heat leakage bridges along the circumference of the entire window joinery. The window operates in two modes, i.e. it has a different thermal and mechanical structure when closed and when open. The sash frame is made up of two independent layers, and when the window is open, they are held together by metal connectors which ensure the mechanical inte...

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