‘Energy efficiency doesn’t matter’

reynaersReynaers at Home has launched a ‘controversial’ advertising campaign with the strapline ‘Energy Efficiency Doesn’t Matter’.
But readers shouldn’t take the slogan at face value. Reynaers at Home believes that its range of energy saving products means that architects ‘no longer have to be constrained by concerns about energy efficiency when it comes to designing innovative homes’.
Head of Reynaers at Home, Hugh Moss, said: “Huge advances in frame design and thermal break technology mean that we are able to manufacture products with astonishingly good ‘U’ values.

,“What is more, the strength of the frame enables us to offer industry leading maximum sizes with slim frames. This maximises the glass area, which not only looks great, but can help improve the window and door U-value too. This is especially the case with triple glazing, where the additional weight can make the maximum sizes of other windows and doors very limited. In addition to this, aluminium is an abundant material that is 100% recyclable with no loss of quality, so it can be reused again and again.”

Thanks to these developments, Reynaers at Home says it can offer windows and doors that have been awarded the coveted Swiss Minergie accreditation for low-energy homes and can even offer a window and door system that meets the stringent Passive House Standard, with whole window U-values as low as 0.77 W/m2K now achievable.
The company’s new Hi-Finity sliding door offers floor-to-ceiling glass and Ud-values as low as 1.3 W/m2K. Its Concept System windows have also been awarded a top energy efficiency A+ rating from the British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC).
The BFRC rating method includes all of the relevant factors that contribute to the energy efficiency of a window system, including ‘loss factors’ (U-value and air leakage), as well as energy gain from the sun.

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