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REHAU GENEO receives 2019 Vision Award

uPVC fiber-composite window and door system offers strength without use of steel.


REHAU is proud to be among the 30 manufacturers selected for the 2019 Vision Awards, sponsored by FacilitiesNet.com. The inaugural award program honors innovation and excellence in products that contribute to the efficient and profitable operations and management of institutional and commercial buildings in the United States. More than 115 entries were judged by an independent panel of seven facility executives.

Vision Award winners were recognized at the NFMT Orlando Conference and Expo in November, on FacilitiesNet.com and in the December 2019 issue of Building Operating Management magazine.

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REHAU GENEO® uPVC Fiber-composite Windows and Doors

Chosen in the Exteriors category, the GENEO tilt-turn window and door system, composed of the high-tech RAU-FIPRO™ proprietary fiber-composite material, takes REHAU tilt-turn technology to its highest level of strength and thermal performance. GENEO is the first fully-reinforced polymer window system that doesn’t rely on steel for its strength, saving time, money and improving the ease of installation. The RAU-FIPRO polymer core achieves excellent stability and torsional rigidity, making it possible to build 33% larger windows and doors without steel.

The GENEO design includes fusion-welded corners for zero leakage as well as multiple locking points and a multi-chambered structure with a patented integrated reinforcement system for the highest degree of strength and security. Innovative compression-seal technology reduces closing pressure, making window operation easy and extending service life. The system achieves top performance ratings for structural, sound insulation, forced-entry resistance and thermal insulation: NAFS up to CW-PG70, ASTM E90 acoustical rating up to 45 dB, FER Grade 20 rating per NAFS-11 and a simulated U-value down to 0.13.

The fiber-infused core reduces expansion and contraction of GENEO profiles by 60% compared to those of standard uPVC, allowing hassle-free color application in all climates. With 40% lighter profiles, transportation and installation costs can also be reduced.

GENEO is a certified Passive House Component for cool, temperate climates, a designation given by the Passive House Institute for products that, as a rule, are two to three times more efficient than the corresponding commonly used products.

For more information, visit www.na.rehau.com/geneo

REHAU is the premium worldwide brand for polymer-based innovations and systems in construction, automotive and industry. The company generates continuous growth through its expertise and innovative capabilities in materials development, systems design and surface technology. Approximately 20,000 employees at more than 170 locations around the world ensure success of the independent, privately held company.

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