SolAce building opens its doors at the EMPA campus in Dübendorf, Switzerland

NEST (Next Evolution in Sustainable Building Technologies) partnered with EPFL and developed the SolAce building, incorporating a stunning Kromatix BIPV facade. SolAce is located at the EMPA campus in Dübendorf, Switzerland.

At SolAce multi functional facade technologies are implemented to achieve an energy positive and low carbon combined working and living space.

Kromatix is used for PV modules and solar thermal collectors, Kromatix is a highly transmittant nano-coating technology. This allows for minimal absorption and very little energy loss and will lead to a positive energy balance over the whole year for the unit through the production of solar electricity and domestic hot water. 

The Kromatix by SwissINSO panels for the SolAce projects are manufactured by Antec and installed by Solstis.

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Kämpfen für Architektur wins Swiss Solar Prize 2017 for Stettbachstrasse 43 using Kromatix™

Swiss Architect bureau Kämpfen für Architektur retrofitted a 1970, fifty-apartment residential building in Zurich in Switzerland using Kromatix thermal collectors and solar panels. The thermal collectors heating the hot water demand for the residents and Kromatix solar panel instalment on the roof generating electricity. This is Switzerland's first Minergie-A renovation of an apartment building and won the 'Prix Solaire Suisse 2017' award. 

SwissINSO is exited with another Architectural distinction using Kromatix BIPV technology, congratulations Kämpfen für Architektur!

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U.S. cities sign Memorandum of Collaboration with Copenhagen striving for sustainable building environments

The CBS news team visited Copenhagen were Boston and Cambridge sign a Memorandum of Collaboration with Copenhagen on sustainable building environments to help reduce their carbon footprints.

The CBS news crew shot their news piece at Copenhagen’s International School (CIS) - Nordhavn winner of the Iconic 2017 award in architectural, using Kromatix™ solar walls. The CIS building generates about 40% of their energy needs by using Kromatix™ solar walls.

Link to CBS news item; https://www.cbsnews.com/video/how-danish-architects-are-building-a-carbon-neutral-copenhagen/

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Sweden Research Center retrofits office building using Kromatix™

The Swedish Research Institute (RISE) based in Borås, Sweden decided to sustainably retrofit there office facade with building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) in combination with Kromatix™ blue-green creating a stunning solar wall. Sixhundred sqaure meters of solar wall have been mounted by SolarLAB creating a capacity of 80 kWp. This facade has been installed by Solarlab, experts in working with Kromatix™, also responsible for the groundbreaking and award winning CIS project.  

SwissINSO experiences increased interest in BIPV solar walls and is exited to welcome RISE to the solar wall movement!

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C.F. Møller wins Iconic 2017 Architecture award for CIS building using Kromatix™

The famous Danish architecture firm C F Møller has won the 2017 Iconic Awards in the category for ‘Architecture with distinction’ for their design of the new Copenhagen International School (CIS) school building using Kromatix solar glass for their facades.

The Iconic Awards is a recognized international competition for architects, designers, and the building and industrial sectors that recognizes visionary architecture, innovative products and sustainable communication within five main categories.

“We are very happy to receive an Iconic Award 2017 since the award is an acknowledgement of C F Møller's fundamental approach to creating sustainable, innovative and long-lasting solutions by a proven holistic driven method,” said C F Møller partner and architect Mads Mandrup Hansen.

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