Peter Appel, sales and marketing director overseas and head of development for new territories at Swisspacer, accepted the award.

In early October, the Passive House Institute Darmstadt (PHI) held its International Passive House Conference in Gaobeidian, China, and, for the first time, it presented the Passive House Innovation Award, given for innovative products and ideas. The award was presented to the Swisspacer Triple, a warm edge spacer bar for triple glazing.

“With the new Passive House Innovation Award, we want to create a platform that gives particularly forward-thinking products and ideas a high level of attention and added momentum,” said Dr. Benjamin Krick, managing director of the Passive House Institute.

Peter Appel, sales and marketing director overseas and head of development for new territories at Swisspacer, accepted the award.

“It is a great honor and privilege for us to hold the first Passive House Innovation Award in our hands,” he said. “It motivates us to remain faithful to our aim in future: developing new solutions to advance our industry and society as a whole.”

The Triple was developed for triple glazing. It fixes the center lite of glass in a special groove and holds it in place. This allows thinner lites to be used in the middle of the triple glazing, reducing the overall weight of the glass. As only two butyl zones are now needed for the primary glazing edge, this also reduces the risk of loss of gas or the entry of moisture into the cavity between the panes, according to the company.

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