What is the PassivHaus Standard?

October 27th, 2016|

The origin of the PassivHaus Standard goes back to 1988 and was drawn up by teachers Wolfgang Feist, of the German Institute for Housing and Environment, and Bo Adamson, of Swedish Lund University.

The word PassivHaus or Passive House in English refers to a building standard based on the combination of comfort inside buildings with almost […]

Manusa introduced in São Paulo its new products in automatic doors for the Brazilian market

October 25th, 2016|

Manusa do Brasil participated successfully at the 11th edition of FESQUA, the “International Trade Show of Fenestration, Hardware and Components”, the most important fair of the sector in Latin America, which took place from 21st to 24th September in São Paulo (Brazil).

Manusa, a leading company in the automatic door sector and access control systems, took […]

What is Energy Performance Certificate useful for?

October 25th, 2016|

Last June 2013, Spanish Royal Decree 235/2013 came into effect, according to which buildings and both new construction and already existing dwellings need to comply with the energy performance certificate in order to be sold or rented.

What is such certificate about and useful for?

The topic is still controversial, as the fact that many voices are […]

A matter of revision and maintenance

October 14th, 2016|

Just as other kind of products, automatic doors have to comply by law with various quality and safety standards. Licensed manufacturers, as well as a secured installation, are both at the heart of the accomplishment of such standards, but proper maintenance also plays an essential role throughout the whole life of an automatic door.

According to […]

Life cycle in buildings and other sustainable concepts

October 12th, 2016|

There is an endless amount of expressions within the sustainable building or construction field, many of which are relatively new, but it is hoped that in a short period of time, they will take an actively part in society, giving way to the age of “green building”.

Comprising such green building, there is a high variety […]

What are eco-neighbourhoods?

October 11th, 2016|

The label “eco-neighbourhood” refers to those urban environments prioritising both sustainable and ecological categories.

The main characteristic of such environments is that they seek to minimise the impact they produce on environment, which is produced due to human activity as well as the environmental work itself.

Eco- neighbourhoods need to meet a set of requirements, not only […]

Manusa introduces its new website with an updated image.

October 5th, 2016|

Manusa, a leading company in the automatic door market, has launched its new website with a more updated and user-friendly image. Moreover, according to the new technological and digital needs, it has a responsive design, that is, viewable in any device (desktop computer, tablet or mobile phone).

In the new website you can visualize all Manusa […]

Sustainable airports

October 4th, 2016|

At present, fossil fuel energy consumption reaches 80% of its total amount, according to data from the International Energy Agency, an alarming piece of information since it is a limited and highly polluting product, responsible for greenhouse gas emissions, and affecting in turn climate change.

Airports are one of the points on which special emphasis has […]

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