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Pilkington Sunplus™ BIPV

Reversible power generating glass

Pilkington Sunplus™ BIPV

building

Connection points for the electric cables to the invertor.

Solar strips allow filtered sunlight to enter the building.

Summary

Solar windows made of power generating insulating glass elements based on photovoltaic strips inside the triple glazing.

Details

Energy producing glazing is a solution for making homes and other buildings energy efficient. The strips generate energy, filter direct sunlight (reduce heat stress) and the triple glazing is the highest quality insulation. In addition it is an integrated part of the architecture and building façade.

Waste during production was minimised by using the maximum production width of the glass (1180mm) as the grid size for the GTB Lab Module. In the subsequent transformation phase, no new material was used at all, but the glass was reused in its entirety.

Owner

Architect

Industry consortium

Location

De Hoeveler 25, Enschede, The Netherlands

Construction year

2019

Gross floor area

Gross building volume

Hazardous materials

None

Circularity data

Reversible BIM: the 3D color-coded model visualizes the reuse potential per element.
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Reversible BIM: the 3D color-coded model visualizes the reuse potential per element.

Circularity Profile:

Reversibility:

Reuse building structure:

High quality materials reuse:

Materials recycling:

Embodied mass:

Embodied carbon:

207,25 kg (56,7 kg/m2)

362,07 kg CO2 (94,6 kg CO2/m2)

No. of elements:

No. of relations:

No. of disassembly steps:

No. of standardized relations:

1

Avoided waste:

Avoided carbon:

165,80 kg

289,66 kg CO2

Circularity profile

Ratio of reuse strategies followed.

Tonnage

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Carbon

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Breakdown of materials

Tonnage

gtb lab phase 1 - tonnage material distr.jpg

Carbon

gtb lab phase 1 - carbon material distr.jpg

Material per recovery option

Ratio of potential reuse strategies based on Reuse Potential.

Tonnage

gtb lab phase 1 - tonnage recovery option.jpg

Carbon

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Avoided waste per function, and per recovery option

Tonnage

gtb lab phase 1 - tonnage avoided waste.jpg

Carbon

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Overview of materials per recovery option

Tonnage

gtb lab phase 1 - tonnage overview materials.jpg

Carbon

gtb lab phase 1 - carbon overview materials.jpg

Pilkington Sunplus™ BIPV

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