Highest quality for airtightness – Components with Passive House certification make planning and installation easier

The INTELLO and AEROSANA VISCONN airtightness systems are Passive House certified

Particularly energy-efficient, permanent adhesion and reliable performance – these are the requirements that pro clima demands of its construction materials. After all, good buildings that provide healthy indoor environments can only be achieved if the quality level of the construction components is right. pro clima has this quality level checked at regular intervals by independent external bodies.

New: the AEROSANA VISCONN sprayable sealant is Passive House certified

The Passive House Institute has now confirmed that the new humidity-variable AEROSANA VISCONN airtightness sealant also fulfils its strict criteria and achieves the highest efficiency class of phA. This spray-on or brush-on airtightness sealant is proving very popular among installation technicians as its saves time and can be used flexibly. Thanks to its humidity-variable sd value, it can be used both indoors and outdoors. It can cover cracks and joints of up to 3 mm in width. If the system fleece is also used, then larger joints can also be dealt with. Once it has dried, AEROSANA VISCONN is permanently elastic and very resilient. It can also be plastered over without any problems.

Planners and architects are including the new AEROSANA VISCONN in their construction projects because they know that spraying or painting on provides reliable sealing for challenging detailed features. In addition, the humidity-variable diffusion resistance also provides better protection for building components. Installation technicians appreciate the ease of installation and the time savings compared to working with adhesive tapes. In this way, a seamless, sealed airtightness layer can be achieved for walls, ceilings and floors in a time-saving manner.

Just like the popular INTELLO airtight membrane, AEROSANA VISCONN too is humidity-variable. The sprayable sealant reacts to ambient humidity and adapts to the relevant conditions in an optimal manner. In this way, AEROSANA VISCONN and INTELLO can perform two functions: sealing to provide protection against moisture, while being extremely open to diffusion to allow for good drying out. As a result, building components are particularly well protected.

With INTELLO, winter building sites are not a problem

With a hydrosafe value of over 2 m, INTELLO protects insulation structures reliably – even if there is a lot of building moisture present due to plastering and the installation of screed, for example.
In addition, pro clima INTELLO is the first humidity-variable vapour retarder with European technical approval. There are a number of humidity-variable vapour retarders – Michael Förster (the head of Application Technology at pro clima) explains the differences between them in this video:

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Ken Levenson on Passive House Standard – pro clima TV interview

Ken Levenson is a registered architect in New York State and the President of NY Passive House, a nonprofit dedicated to promote the Passive House Standard as well as a founding member of the North American Passive House Network. In recent months, New York City passed a law mandating that city owned buildings, which are being contructed have Passive House Standard as an optional goal to fulfill energy efficiency requirement. This optional goal which will move to a mandatory fullfilment in the future. In his interview with pro clima´s Heide Gentner, Levenson said “Passive House is a critical tool to establish a carbon free society and answer the climate crisis that we are facing”.

Learn more about Ken Levenson and the Passive House movement:  

 

 

Tom O’Leary: That´s why you should build a passive house

Tom O’Leary built Ireland´s first certified Passive House. During the 20th International Passive House Conference in Darmstadt, Germany, O’Leary spoke with pro clima TV´s Heide Gentner at the pro clima booth. Watch the video above to learn more about Tom O’Leary´s motivation to build a passive house as well as his quest to spread passive house awareness.

For more information on the 21st International Passive House Conference in Vienna, Austria in 2017 please visit:
https://passivhaustagung.de/en/

Floris Keverling Buisman: A renovation project in Upstate New York

Floris Keverling Buismann of 475, pro clima´s U.S. partner, was invited to speak at the 20th International Passive House Conference in Darmstadt, Germany. He was interviewed by Heide Gentner of pro clima TV about a current renovation project in Upstate New York and shared his impressions of the Passive House Conference.

To learn more about Floris Keverling Buisman or 475, please click here:
www.foursevenfive.com

For more information on the 21st International Passive House Conference in Vienna, Austria in 2017:
https://passivhaustagung.de/en/