Pilkington Planar™ for eco makeover of Danish HQ

  Building applications

ALM Brand A/S Headquarters in Copenhagen has undergone a recent renovation with Pilkington Planar™ at the heart of the project, used in combination with the most modern of technologies.

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The refurbished glass façade of the ALM Brand A/S Headquarters in Copenhagen, uses Pilkington Planar™
Rising from the quayside of Midtermolen to the north of Copenhagen, the headquarters of Danish financial services company ALM Brand looks every inch a new build. In actuality, the building was constructed in 1994, undergoing a recent renovation with Pilkington Planar™ at the heart of the project, used in combination with the most modern of technologies.
ALM Brand has a longstanding commitment to environmental responsibility, and the façade of its headquarters was cutting edge in its day as far as energy management was concerned. A ventilated double skin wall with integrated windbreaks and sunshades provided a best practice sustainable solution of its time. However, with a further 15 years of façade technological development now available, the original 12mm toughened external skin of the double skin wall has been replaced using a Pilkington Eclipse Advantage™ Blue-Green product. This glass gives a visually impressive contemporary feel to the building façade, whilst also delivering greater benefits in terms of both low-emissivity properties and solar control performance. In other words, the new façade allows the building to harvest incident solar energy, whilst protecting the building’s occupants working behind it from unwanted glare, solar gain or energy loss.
Undoubtedly the most exciting aspect of the renovation works is the transformation from passive energy management to active energy generation. The new façade at ALM Brand proudly boasts the first Pilkington Plana...

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