The façade is more than just the face of a building. Today, it is also the brain of a building geared to energy efficiency. For the façade controls the light exposure and ventilation, UV protection, and the effects of heat and cold. After two years of development work, the "Schuco E2" façade has advanced from prototype to a system ready for mass production. The first projects with "Schuco E2" façade modules are already under construction, others are in the planning.
The façade system has been designed as a modular system and combines the aesthetic and intelligent interrelation of the following core functions: decentralized ventilation, flush integrated opening elements, high-performance UV protection, and solar energy production with modern thin-film technology. All components and functions are combined and integrated into this system.
Individual, clearly perceptible components which are essential for the functionalities often interfere with the architect's design freedom and can thus decisively influence the optical appearance.
The individual components of the E² façade system, by contrast, are no longer visible and this considerably increases the design scope of the developer. Moreover, the primary energy requirements for heating, cooling and ventilation can be reduced by up to 50 percent compared with the 2009 German Energy Saving Decree of 2009.