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Jansen Steel Fenestration Systems Add New Life to Old Buildings

Repurposing Historic Buildings Presents Challenges And Opportunities.

As in most endeaavors, experience matters and a solid knowledgeable partner familiar with the complexity of adaptive-reuse projects is imperative, especially when it comes to windows, entrances and façades.

An old building worthy of preservation is a building reborn. The original structure is strengthened and preserved . The new systems are meant to last. Jansen Steel Windows and Doors are designed, engineered, tested and manufactured to last. No other material has the combination of elegance, strength and durability as steel.

  • Adaptive reuse projects retain unique and authentic characteristics that cannot be manufactured in new construction

  • It takes about 65 years for an energy-efficient new building to save the amount of energy lost in demolishing an existing building - EPA

  • Rehabilitating historic properties can be a critical part of promoting energy efficiency by preserving the energy already represented by existing buildings (known as "embodied energy"),

  • Replacing windows and doors—key elements for an energy-efficient building envelope—often is a challenge to preserving the historic integrity of older buildings. Jansen meets and exceeds that challenge.

  • For example, Jansen has achieved Passive House Standards

  • IQ Radiant Glass brings additional assets in energy savings and providing thermal comfort with the unique characteristics of Radiant Heating Glass

  • The combined systems can qualify for PACE financing as well as historic preservation credits. IQ Radiant Glass has a long and deep experience with historic window projects.


Revitalising the warehouses of Gare Maritime, Brussels: award-winning concept for greater sustainability in architecture 01/12/20

The Revitalized Gare Maritime was awarded The ARC20 Architectuur Neutelings Riedijk Architects for contributing to the revitalisation of the district by converting the warehouses of the former freight depot into a modern urban precinct featuring offices, shops, restaurants and a great deal of public space.

The pavilions’ new glass façades have been manufactured in line with current requirements, utilising the thermally separated VISS façade.

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