Products for green buildings
With its functional glass, OKALUX provides energy savings and high user comfort.

Marktheidenfeld/Tübingen, January 2011. OKALUX is one of the leading insulating glass manufacturers and its extensive product range of functional glass and design-oriented glazing offers almost unlimited possibilities for façades, roofs and interior design. Product development at the Marktheidenfeldbased company is focused on optimal use of daylight. Special inserts in the cavity provide a harmonious solution to the often contrasting demands of a façade's protection and supply functions. The functional glass improves the overall energy balance and user comfort – this is how OKALUX already contributing to the creation of the innovative buildings of tomorrow.

With its product portfolio, OKALUX is an ideal fit for current and future sustainable building requirements. Alongside lightdirecting systems and improved light diffusion, the inserts in the cavity also ensure optimal heat insulation of the glazing. Furthermore, energy efficiency can be extended by integrating solar cells to generate electricity.

Capillary slabs, metal grids, filigree wooden grids or solar cells in the window cavity can be adapted according to functional and aesthetic requirements. They are protected from the elements in the cavity, making the system maintenance-free and extremely durable.

OKALUX stands for an integrated development and design concept. The functional properties of the insulating glass are always linked to high demands in creative quality. For example, solar cells can be inserted in the cavity to generate electricity. The required incidence of light can be accurately set using the hole patterns and variable distances between cells. Additional inserts can be used to distribute daylight evenly inside. Solar cells are available in a large choice of colours and designs, giving planners lots of freedom.

Oliver M. Hübler, CEO of the internationally oriented insulating glass manufacturer explains: "OKALUX sees itself as a partner in the planning and creative process and is always open to new product developments. This is why close collaboration with architects and planners is paramount, so that together we can build our product portfolio in the field of sustainable building. In parallel, we are progressively developing the company along the road to sustainability."

Membership of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) was a natural step in this direction. "We want to play an active part in discussions about the further development of innovative façade solutions," adds Oliver Hübler. Because a significant proportion of worldwide energy needs is used by buildings, there is enormous potential for optimising the energy efficiency of building envelopes. The functional glazing of glass specialist OKALUX is a major contribution to this, and nationally and internationally renowned architects are now using these products in their building projects.

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