January 26, 2016

Edgetech Europe Achieves Passive House Certifications for Super Spacer® Products

HOUSTON, January 26, 2016 (NYSE: NX) – Edgetech Europe, a division of Quanex IG Systems, announced that it has received Passive House certifications for its line of Super Spacer® warm edge spacer systems. Passive House is an initiative organized by the Passive House Institute, a Germany-based organization committed to the research and development of construction concepts, building components, planning tools and quality assurance for energy-efficient buildings.
“Passive House certification is very important to the German market and is gaining recognition globally,” said Christoph Rubel, European technical manager, Quanex Building Products. “Components that achieve certification are usually two to three times more efficient than other commonly used products. And we’re proud to report that the values achieved by Super Spacer were among the best in its class.”
Edgetech Europe’s Super Spacer Premium, Super Spacer TriSeal™ Premium and Super Spacer TriSeal Premium Plus with appropriate secondary seals have all been certified the highest Passive House efficiency classes (PhA and PhA+) for use in arctic climates and climates with lower requirements.
According to the Passive House website, the Passive House Institute tests and certifies products in respect to their suitability for use in Passive Houses. Products that carry the Certified Passive House Component seal have been tested according to uniform criteria; they are comparable in terms of their specific values, and are of excellent quality regarding energy efficiency.
For more information on Passive House in Europe visit www.passivehouse.com. For more on Passive House initiatives in the U.S., visit www.phius.org
Quanex Building Products Corporation is an industry-leading manufacturer of value-added, engineered products and components, serving the energy-efficient building products markets. Quanex is committed to bringing innovative products and solutions to our markets through passionate people, powerful brands, creative thinking and, above all, integrity. 
Media Contact: Erin Johnson, 330-447-7337, erin.johnson@quanex.com