Buildings can become a major force in reducing energy consumption. At Reynaers we truly consider sustainability as one of the fundamental factors to be considered in the building industry. Reynaers do not only systematically improve thermal insulation of their products but also integrate green technology in their solutions.
Materials and resources:
Reynaers’ extruded aluminium profiles contain approximately 40% recycled aluminium, and can also offer extrusions with a higher amount of recycled aluminium.
Energy and atmosphere:
Reynaers’ systems (windows and doors, curtain walls, sliding systems to name a few) can be implemented, in combination with other insulated building components. Sun shading can also be applied to reduce the energy required for air conditioning. In addition, Reynaer solar products can help to earn credits for on-site renewable energy.
Indoor environmental quality: The amount of natural daylight and ventilation possibilities are important. All Reynaers’ products can be used to serve this purpose.
BUILDING INTEGRATED PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLUTIONS
To increase the overall sustainability of a building, the use of photovoltaic panels play a significant role by generating electricity. The integration of these panels in the building envelope, also called Building Integrated PhotoVoltaics (BIPV), further increases the benefits. As multifunctional construction materials they generate electricity through photovoltaic panels while being a part of the building, rather than being installed as an extra layer. In a commitment to provide sustainable building solutions, Reynaers makes it possible to integrate photovoltaic panels in various product ranges. The BIPV products are designed to comply with the requirements of photovoltaic panels, by avoiding shading on the panels and via smart and secure integration of the electrical wiring. All of Reynaers solutions can be used in combination with the 3 types of PV panels: mono and poly crystalline and amorphous cells. With this dedicated product range, architects and fabricators are able to transform the building envelope into an active component which generates electricity through photovoltaic panels.