“Weco Windows S.L. is aware of the importance of an adequate protection of its technologies, and has opted to patent them. Weco holds Spanish patents ES201231646 and ES1102509, as well as International Patent PCT.”
In addition, all Weco Windows models are certified by the official laboratories of Tecnalia and Applus.
TO MOVE FOWARD TO GOING BACK
According to the EPA (the United States Environmental Protection Agency), people in countries like the US spend 90% of their time indoors – that is, for most of their lives they are surrounded on all sides by architecture. Architecture thus thoroughly conditions the way we move, feel and interact. But most of the architectural groupings with which societies are identified (cities, neighborhoods or buildings) are assimilated to a particular meaning (a bank is identified by its own architectural form that does not correspond to that of a school or a housing block), in a way that is all too predictable. Somewhat naively, societies repeat schemes and models from 300 years ago because their significance is convenient and because most architects lend themselves to the use of preconceived mechanisms.
Weco converts this expression into a reality through its products, which are in permanent dialogue with both tradition and innovation. On the one hand, Weco uses traditional wood carpentry, striving not to dissociate itself from the reference points of place and custom. But at the same time, with each step forward (with each improvement it incorporates), it seeks to create innovative, constructive elements that are highly sustainable without forgetting the “modernization of the design”.
The green qualifications system has accelerated the industry’s focus on design and sustainable development. Using wood can help maximize green credits (LEED, BREAM, Green, PassivHaus).
The main objective for the certification of wood by LEED and FSC is to promote a suitable and responsible forest management. Caring for the environment is vital to obtaining certification. The wood that is certified must meet requirements including the care of forests, large-scale reforestation, care and protection of fauna and flora and the management of waste and pollution.
To obtain the credit or certification point for wood for a LEED construction, it is necessary that at least 50% of wood components are certified according to FSC criteria.
Third Party Certification offers the confidence of knowing that the wood they have purchased comes from responsibly managed forests. Harvesting wood from sustainable and renewable sources is a key aspect of responsible forest management, but how can most consumers buy timber with confidence? Forest certification systems are a solution.
THE WECO WINDOWS GIVE EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE TO:
The new building has inherent energy efficiency measures, which W2C windows help to meet. In addition our windows have an added value in design, maximum light, and different options of opening, at a competitive price and with absolute dimensional flexibility, fitting to practically any architectural project (houses or buildings with other uses). Particular cases with a lot of potential are the “passive houses”.
Rehabilitation of buildings. Since the industry is focusing on this as a complement to new construction buildings. Most of the houses of more than 30 years have in energy efficiency their Achilles heel, so W2C is presented as a very versatile alternative to improve efficiency parameters.