Bigger glasses, more light, filigree construction, high thermal performance, protection against burglary, less embodied energy in manufacturing, sun screen and natural ventilation are only a selection of the high requirements which the building envelop must fulfil the visual impact on the urban environment. The Start-Up-Company GPF Innovation GmbH with the associates Gabriele Pillitteri and Patrick Furrer met this big challenge.
After 5 years of intensive developing works including the CE-certificate at the testing facilities, two Swiss patents finally the RLPAF is ready for the market. The advantage of a parallel opening window is, as the name already reveals, that the window opens parallel to the outside and therefore no precious living and working area is wasted. Due to the stack-effect the stuffy air can escape at the top of the window and new fresh air can flow in from the bottom.
However the building management system makes sure that the window closes again if for example if it starts to rain or if the tenant missed to close the window at night. The RLPAF can be used on façades and roofs of different buildings; from high-rise buildings to single family houses. The high aims of the company are to cover the Swiss market as system supplier and in a second step to achieve a worldwide distribution. The first own developed system acts as a confirmation to get external development mandate on the route to the competence center and think tank in the world of window and façade constructions.