As the Earth´s natural resources continue to dwindle and consumption continues to grow, building professionals worldwide are faced with the daily challenge of designing and building buildings that will reduce environmental impacts. Schuco has a long legacy as an international leader in innovation of high thermal performance solutions that help reduce CO² emissions. Schuco has also been a leader for many years in using non-toxic materials and materials that are easily reclaimed and recycled without harsh impact to the environment. Schuco is a very strong supporter of the green building movement, and was a proud sponsor and exhibitor at the recent Living Future 13 Conference in Seattle Washington. The theme of the conference was Resilience & Regeneration (read more at www.living-future.org).
Schuco Aluminum systems: Schuco ADS door system
With UF values up to 1.0 W/(m-k), Schuco door systems fulfill the highest requirements for thermal insulation. They are available in basic depths of 50 to 112 mm. This means that there is an ideal system for every requirement.Vent heights of up to 2500 mm andvent heights up to 200 kg offer desing freedom for architectural, high-quality solutions. A high degree of security is aslo assured the doors can be designed up to safety class RC 3 (WK3).
FW 60+.HI: System solutions for vertical facades and skylights
Roof types: from monopitch roofs through to arched heads with wide spans for large projects, e.g. shopping centres or administration buildings.
The .SI (Super Insulation) system option not only fulfils current energy-saving standards, such as the EnEV, but with Uf values of up to 0.7 W/m2K, already exceeds some of these requirements today. In this way, aluminum curtain walling suitable for passive housing is now an option.
Bullitt Center - Seattle, WA
The Bullitt Center in Seattle Washington was designed to be the world´s greenest office building, but also to be a catalyst for change in the way buildings are designed for the future. A few of the core principles of design that the development team sought after were energy efficiency and the use of non-toxic building materials. These principles are integral components of the Living Building Challenge - an extremely strenuous building certification program that the Bullitt Center was designed to meet.
Schuco´s FW60+.HI curtain wall and AWS 102 parallel opening windows are prominent aesthetic features of the Bullitt Center, but also are key elements in achieving the Living Building Challenge through high thermal performance and environmentally friendly materials. Schuco is proud to be part of the realization of the Bullitt Center and the benchmark it has set for sustainable buildings.
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