ISOshade® - Insulating glass with integrated sunblind
ISOshade® is an insert element for façades and combines protection against sunlight, heat and noise in one compact unit. ISOshade® is an insulating glass unit with a factory integrated sun protection system. The unit consists of triple glazing and a sun protection system in a cavity – a venetian blind with 60mm or 80mm slats or a vertical blind.
The ISOshade® façade is a closed double-skin façade that function is based on building physics principles. Usually, closed double-skin façades use an energy-intensive pressurized air supply or a ventilation system: Compressed, dried air is distributed through a pipe system to manage condensation in the cavity.
The cavity within ISOshade® conditions itself via a volume-dependent system. This eliminates the need to purchase, install and build any ventilation or piping system, and at the same time reduces operating and life cycle cost.
Benefits at a glance
- Standard, tested element
- Sun protection system protected against weather effects
- Protection against condensation
- Control of incoming light
- Lower heating and cooling costs
- Compatible with all façade systems and openable elements
- Installation by approved metalworking companies
- Requires little maintenance, easy replacement
Clever pressure compensation
The ingenious concept is based on a sealed cavity. A special pressure compensation system maintains the permissible climate loads in the cavity. A maintenance free system ensures that the pressure in the cavity is kept at a permissible level. In other words: The cavity within ISOshade® conditions itself via a volume-dependent system. For further protection against condensation, the spacers are filled with a desiccant.
With this simple and auto-conditioning functional principle, ISOshade® fills the gap between the Closed Cavity Façade with external ventilation and an insulated glass façade with external sun protection.
Element for high-performance façades
ISOshade® is handled like insulating glass and installed as a complete product in mullion/transom or unitised façades.
The glass make-up (heat-strengthened, toughened safety or laminated safety glass), interlayers and coatings are specified to suit individual performance requirements. Depending on the glass make-up, ISOshade® provides U-values up to 0.6 W/(m²K), g-values of 8% and airborne sound insulation values up to 52 dB.
Two product versions are available