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INTERNORM GIVES SPECIFIERS CHOICE WITH PASSIVE HOUSE RANGE


Internorm, the leading manufacturer of windows and doors prides itself on one of the widest ranges of Passive House certified systems – in fact the company is the only window manufacturer in Europe with nine Passive House certified components.


Internorm’s range of systems, which have been certified to the Passive House Standard, enable the specifier or building owner to meet very high energy efficiency targets with high quality. With a wide range of styles there is an Internorm window or door solution for any Passive House project.


Thomas Hagen from Internorm says: “The window in a Passive House plays a key role. It can reduce heat loss while optimising thermal gain. In order to achieve this, there are a number of essential principals that need to be met. Firstly, the system requires highly insulating glazing, with a U-value less that 0.80 W/m2K, and should have a g-value of 50% or more”.


The newest addition to Internorm’s Passive House certified range, Thermo Passiv, is a UPVC or UPVC/aluminium window system, which is available with an aluminium attachment cover on request. The system is fitted with new triple glazing as standard and achieves heat insulation values up to 0.69 W/m2K. The product’s sash in ‘Vetro’ design allows frameless, modern glass architecture and narrow view widths up to 87mm. Internorm also offers Dimension 4 and Passion 4, which are composite UPVC/ aluminium clad window options. This system offers integral blinds for privacy and sun protection and is available in both Premium and Softline design.


For a timber/aluminium Passive House


certified window, Internorm offers many designs – Premium, Softline and Classic. For a timber/aluminium composite window, there are three options – Varion 4 in flush design, the Varion 4 in Vetro design and Edition 4, which is available in Premium and Softline design. All three windows have integral blinds for privacy and sun protection. The unique system allows full access to these blinds for servicing or repairs. The windows feature excellent energy performance and outstanding sound reduction of 45db (with standard glazing).


The UPVC/aluminium clad and the timber/aluminium clad can even be used in the same project as both systems use the same aluminium cladding on the outside. Visually there is no difference – even if one is a UPVC window.


For Passive House entrance door specification Internorm offers its Selection and Selection 2. Both are timber/aluminium house entrance doors with the capacity to deliver a thermal insulation value of 0.79W/ m2K. Each comes in a wide selection of designs to suit different architectural styles. There is also a range of balcony and side entrance doors available.


Thomas Hagen continues: “While selecting


a Passive House certified component can save time and provide reassurance to the specifier, in fact all the window and door products in our range offer excellent thermal performance with triple gaskets and can be integrated into a holistic building design that meets the requirements of low energy building design.”


Internorm knows that it is not only window glazing or door design that contributes to thermal performance; an insulating frame, good air tightness and thermally optimised composite edging to avoid thermal bridging are also key features. It is also important to remember that expert installation by a trusted Internorm partner is required to ensure that the system operates as it was designed to do.


A Passive House building design provides consistent, comfortable temperatures in both winter and summer, without the use of conventional heating or air conditioning systems. Such a design optimises the existing temperature provided via solar irradiation through the windows, in addition to heat generated from appliances and inhabitants, while also ensuring adequate ventilation and air change. In a Passive House building the energy demands are massively reduced by up


to 90%, which in turn reduces heating costs and CO2 emissions significantly.


Only through very good planning and the use of a PHPP (Passive House Planning Package) can housebuilders and developers see where the weak points of a building are to calculate yearly heating demands very accurately. 60.000+ built and tested Passive Houses are proof that theory and reality can meet. Internorm offers to the planer and architect in-depth technical support, based on 25 years of experience in Passive House windows.


For more information on Internorm’s extensive range of windows and doors, visit www.internorm.co.uk.


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