PERFECT ENERGY EFFICIENCY

GENEO® WINDOW SYSTEM - MADE FOR THE FUTURE
IN HIGH-TECH RAU-FIPRO® MATERIAL

GENEO® WINDOW PROFILE SYSTEM

BEST IN CLASS - GENEO® IS AHEAD OF THE FIELD
TO HELP YOU MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION

Thanks to their technological advances and their performance characteristics, windows & doors constructed from GENEO® profiles put all previous systems in the shade.

  • The first fully self reinforced window profile system
  • Made from a high-tech fibre reinforced composite material RAU-FIPRO® which is fully recyclable.
  • The most energy-efficient profile available for windows ranging from low energy houses (e.g., Uw = 1.1 W/m²K) to Passivhaus standards (e.g., Uw = 0.73 W/m²K).
  • The best possible level of sound insulation without steel reinforcement, achieving previously unattainable values (glass 50 dB = Rw,P 47 dB) for sound insulation class 5 - and including optimal thermal insulation.
  • Break-in protection up to resistance class 3. Without steel reinforcement, resistance class 2 - including optimal thermal insulation.
  • Investing in the best frame/sash combinations possible future proofs your investment should better performing glass become available.
  • BRE Green Guide rated, A' for domestic and, A+' for commercial with a life cycle of 35 years.
  • RAUFIPRO® - the innovative material formulation created by REHAU results in PVC window and door profiles with high stability, torsional stiffness and static properties, which were previously not possible without the addition of steel reinforcements. RAUFIPRO® has been developed based on fibre composites used in aircraft construction and Formula 1 vehicles bringing high end technology to the fenestration industry.

GENEO® WINDOW PROFILE SYSTEM

THERE IS NO BETTER WAY TO CHANGE YOUR ENERGY BUDGET
TO MEET FUTURE NEEDS

GENEO® MD plus,
Passive House standard - certified

Ug value = 0.5 W/m²K
Uf value = 0.77/0.78 W/m²K
Uw value = 0.67 W/m²K *

Calculated savings **
Savings using GENEO® MD plus:
Gas: 3555 kWh / annually
CO2 reduction: 648 kg / annually
CO2 reduction: 22,680 kg***
Energy saving: 17%

GENEO® MD plus,
Suitable for Passive Houses

Ug value = 0.6 W/m²K
Uf value = 0.91 W/m²K
Uw value = 0.80 W/m²K *

Calculated savings **
Savings using GENEO® MD plus:
Gas: 2614 kWh / annually
CO2 reduction: 480 kg / annually
CO2 reduction: 16,800 kg***
Energy saving: 15%

GENEO® MD plus, surpasses the
latest Part L 2010 regulations1)

Ug value = 1.0 W/m²K
Uf value = 0.91 W/m²K
Uw value = 1.1 W/m²K *

Calculated savings **
Savings using GENEO® MD plus:
Gas: 1961 kWh / annually
CO2 reduction: 360 kg / annually
CO2 reduction: 12,600 kg***
Energy saving: 13%

* Window size: 1230 * 1480 mm.
** Based on: timber/plastic windows from the 1970s with an approximate Uw value of 3.0 W/m²K and a typical detached house with 120 m² of floor space and 25 m² of total window area.
** Based on lifespan of window being 35 years as indicated in the BRE Green Guide
Heating method: Gas

WINDOWS MADE OF GENEO® PROFILES

SOUND INSULATION AND BREAK-IN PROTECTION

Centre seal With its three surrounding seal levels, the GENEO® window profile offers the best possible insulation characteristics. The highly elastic seal material which is resistant to continuous stress guarantees a long service life.


* Noise level which the window can dampen.

Sleek design The profile design offers an elegant, sleek appearance (115 mm) for even the largest elements. Combined with REHAU's innovative adhesive technology, even floor-length windows can be created with the necessary degree of stability.


Break-in protection: For security in every situation.

Optimized thermal insulation GENEO® possesses functional chambers which can be employed for a variety of purposes. For example, the GENEO® MD plus uses thermal modules to optimise the insulation properties to provide an enhanced thermal performance.

Centre seal With its three surrounding seal levels, the GENEO® window profile offers the best possible insulation characteristics. The highly elastic seal material which is resistant to continuous stress guarantees a long service life.

GENEO® PROFILE SYSTEMS

FOR WINDOWS WITH A FUTURE
RAU-FIPRO® - THE INNOVATIVE, HIGH-TECH MATERIAL

1. Unbeatably stable
RAU-FIPRO® - an innovative material formulation created by REHAU. This high level of profile core stability sets new benchmarks for window profile systems.

2. Uniquely innovative
The innovative high-tech fibre composite material has been developed following work done with aircraft construction and Formula 1 design. This now also offers the best performance in the area of window design.

3. Highest quality
The best initial materials combined with the highest manufacturing benchmarks result in the outstanding quality and long service life of profiles made from RAU-FIPRO®, under even the highest stress levels.

An overview of all properties:
GENEO® window profile systems


* Uf = Profile thermal insulation value
** Including optimal thermal insulation

GENEO® PROFILE SYSTEMS

PROVIDING ENERGY EFFICIENT SOLUTIONS

The East Midlands regional office for Interserve Construction Limited in Syston, Leicestershire is the first Zero Carbon office in the UK to be fully certified to Passivhaus standard.

Twenty seven windows and four doors in the Passivhaus certified GENEO® system were fabricated for the £1.5m, 680m² office, the majority of which were installed across its south facing aspect to increase solar gain in winter and minimise the requirement to generate additional heat.


GENEO® windows have been installed throughout a new workshop building at Cambridge Regional College which is expected to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating. The windows were specified by the architects on the basis of their thermal efficiency and slim sight lines.

The windows feature 32mm and 28mm double glazed sealed units achieving a G-value of between 0.41 and 0.56. Some of the windows are up to 2.5m high x 2.5m wide which would have required bulky frames and substantial steel reinforcement in conventional PVC-U but, in GENEO® the self reinforced frames are just 86mm. The windows were specified in an anthracite grey for the project to match the cladding used on the exterior of building.

The new construction workshop provides nearly 1,000m² of workshop space at the further education college for training school leavers, apprentices and adults in bricklaying.

At the £16m Yate International Academy 215 windows were installed in the Passivhaus certified GENEO® window system. These are WER A rated with a Uw-Value of just 1.2W/m²K. This was in line with the overall specification of the Academy which focuses on sustainable features including a ground source heat pump powered by photovoltaic panels and highly insulated materials throughout.

Alongside the GENEO® windows more than 15 varying sized curtain walling screens were fabricated and installed in the REHAU Polytec 50S composite curtain walling system with a similar low Uw-Value. All of the window and curtain walling components are coloured grey.

REHAU provided their support on the project with drawings and design calculations, particularly in the inclusion of additional reinforcement box sections to meet the wind loading requirements on the site.


REHAU's Passivhaus certified GENEO® window system was chosen for a residential development for North Ayrshire Council which were required to meet a Silver Active Level of sustainability defined by the Scottish Building Regulations (2012 ed), Section 7.

The Council had stated a preference for a PVC-U window solution because of its proven low maintenance properties and the GENEO® system was judged to be the most contemporary looking high performance window in a PVC finish.

The architects liked the slim 115mm sightlines of GENEO® coupled with the fact that it could be foiled externally in a grey finish and left white on the inside. In total, 150 windows have been installed on the development in sizes ranging from 0.6m² to 5.2m², with U-Values as low as 0.68 W/m²K. All windows were triple glazed.


On the first floor of The London Building Centre in Store Street, seven tilt and turn GENEO® windows have been installed to replace 1960s aluminium frames as part of an overall refurbishment programme which is aiming to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating.

The refurbishment is a means of demonstrating how even a building which is approaching 100 years old can be refurbished to BREEAM Excellent standards. The Uw Value of the windows has been improved from 4.5W/m²K to less than 0.8 W/m² utilising the triple glazed GENEO® solution.


GENEO® windows have been installed throughout a project carried out by Orbit Heart of England Housing Association which aims to maximise the energy efficiency of a traditional 1900s mid terrace house.

Orbit Heart of England set itself a target of using mainstream affordable solutions to refurbish the house using Passivhaus principles.

The installation, in Foleshill Road Coventry, is within the qualifying area under the Community Energy Savings Programme (CESP) where energy providers have committed to delivering energy efficiency measures and improving standards to reduce fuel bills.