5/29/2015 / News

Thermix TX.N plus is now a certified passive house component

Certification of passive houses ensures that the stringent quality requirements of the passive house standard are met. This standard is characterized by a very high level of energy saving compared to conventional new buildings. However, not only complete buildings but also individual components can be certified by the Passive House Institute. This allows planners to more easily assess components in respect of their energy efficiency, durability and energy characteristics.

Ensinger Thermix TX.N plus spacers fulfil these particularly stringent requirements and are verified as suitable for use in passive houses. This suitability has now been confirmed by the Passive House Institute with a certificate in the category "Spacers in thermally insulating glazing".

Within the framework of the certification, Thermix TX.N plus was tested for the prevention of mould by providing a higher temperature in the glass edge area (known as the hygiene criterion). The Thermix warm edge was found to be suitable as a spacer for the climate zone "cold" and all zones with lower requirements.

Alongside the hygiene criterion, low energy losses are decisive for the functional capability of passive house components. The edge resistance RE.is a quantifying assessment factor. The edge resistance of certified spacers may not be less than 1.5 mK/W. With a resistance of RE 3.4 mK/W, the Thermix spacer fulfilled this requirement with flying colors.

The Passive House Certificate can be downloaded here. In case of questions, please do not hesitate to call on: +49 751 354 52 0.