Passivdor® - A SUSTAINABLE ENTRANCE TO PASSIVHAUS
A SUSTAINABLE ENTRANCE TO PASSIVHAUS
Brought to you by The Solidor Group
Passivdor® is a new division of Solidor Ltd, one of the UK's fastest growing and most widely respected composite door manufacturers and the new brand is already a member of the Passivhaus Trust.
This new division has been specifically launched to address the growing need for entrance doors that meet the important Passivhaus standard. While most composite door manufacturers can offer products that achieve a 1.1 W/m2K U-value, the achievement of the strict 0.8 standard for Passivhaus is some considerable way off for the vast majority of the industry. The standard is clear, it's not just a 0.8 U-value for a door slab, but for the complete installation of the door and this is a clears definition.
However, at Passivdor®, there are two distinct options for doors meeting the Passivhaus standard. Firstly, there's the combination of a KBE/Kömmerling 88mm frame and a 62mm Solidor based composite door slab, which achieves a U-value of just 0.618 W/m2K.
Secondly, a frame from the newly launched Residence9 window and door system which has 9 chambers and is 100mm deep, can be combined with the same 62mm door slab.
To summarise, we can offer two truly different variants, each with multiple designs and industry leading colour options
What is Passivhaus
Passivhaus buildings provide a high level of occupant comfort while using very little energy for heating and cooling. They are built with meticulous attention to detail and rigorous design and construction according
to principles developed by the Passivhaus Institute in
Germany, and can be certified through an exacting quality assurance process.
The Passivhaus Trust is an independent, non-profit
organisation that will provide leadership in the UK for the adoption of the Passivhaus standard and methodology. Its aim is to promote the principles of Passivhaus as a highly effective way of reducing energy use and carbon emissions from buildings in the UK, as well as providing high standards of comfort and building health.