Passive Window Systems for Luxury Construction
"Canvas and pigments lie in wait, stone, wood, and metal are ready for sculpture, random noise is latent for symphonies, sites are gravid for cities, institutions lie in the wings ready to solve our most intractable problems, parables of moving power remain unformulated and yet, the world is finally unknowable.”
― Ian L. McHarg, Design With Nature
Passive Ultra+ Windows and Doors
SW14 Aluclad Passive windows represent a unique Nordic design of high energy efficient windows. They are certified as Passive House Components by the Passive House Institute in Germany.
Passive Ultra+ Windows and DoorsWindow profiles are protected by International Registration of Industrial Designs no DM/083922.
SW14 Aluclad Passive Windows have:
Specific design suitable for Nordic countries. Its three gaskets ensure that profile system is highly insulated and condensation risks between frame and casement are minimized
50 mm triple glazing with 2 low-E coatings (Planitherm Ultra N or Planitherm ONE) and warm edge spacer (SGG Swisspacer Ultimate) gives excellent insulation and comfort
Sun protection coatings can be used if needed (e.g. SKN174)
Aluminum profile system on exterior side improves the endurance of wooden window
Tempered dual or triple glazing greatly reduces the possibility of this source of breach
Espagnolette with locking points around the casement secures the window while closed
As a rule the standard size window 1.23 m x 1.48 m must achieve Uw = 0.80 W/m²K using of glazing Ug = 0.70 W/m²K.
Considering the climate in many parts of the US, it is very important to use glazing with better insulation than 0.70W/m²K. Chart below illustrates SW14 Aluclad Passive Window's thermal transmittance values with different glazing systems:
U-value of glazing Ug (W/m²K) U-value of Viking SW14 Aluclad Passive Uw (W/m²K)
*Standard 50 mm 3-glazed unit with 2 Planitherm Ultra N coatings.
Side hung casement:
A window with traditional design. Available as double casement french window (without mullion) and in case of need can be used as an evacuation opening.
Dimensions: max 983 mm x 1683 mm; maximum opening casement weight 50 kg; min width 600 mm
Side guided (side projecting) window:
Up to 1,6 m high casements. Sliding hinges hided into the groove between the frame and the sash provide modern look and increase security. The window is possible to open sideways approximately 90° which enables access for cleaning. Available also as double casement french window (without mullion).
Dimensions: max 883mm x 1683 mm; maximum opening casement weight 50 kg; min width 500 mm.
Top guided window:
Up to 1.8 m² opening casement window. Sliding hinges hided into the groove between the frame and the sash provide modern look and increased security. In case of need this type can be used as an evacuation opening. It is reccommended to use top guided window in places where it is possible to clean window from the outside: ground floor, balconies etc.
Dimensions: max width 1583 mm; max height 1583 mm**; maximum opening casement weight 60 kg; min width 421 mm
Top swing window (Outward projecting):
Up to 1,8 m² opening casement is a real light catcher for your home. Sliding hinges hided into the groove between the frame and the sash provide modern look and increased security. The sash can be turned around approximately 180º for easy access and cleaning. Therefore can be used on higher floors.
Dimensions: max width 1683 mm; max height 1641 mm**; maximum opening casement weight 60 kg; min width 421 mm.
** It may not be possible to achieve the max height and max width simultaneously.
Window units can be mulled with fixed units to increase natural daylight.