The construction project, Gullhaug Torg 5, in Oslo, where ChromoGenics has delivered a unique, innovative glass solution, is one of five nominated for Norwegian Construction Project of the Year, 2022.
Several thousands of projects are completed in Norway and the jury for the competition have reviewed several hundreds of projects and nominated the prizes for 2022.
The entire building is made up of glass facades that contribute to highly reduced energy use, a low CO2 footprint and reduced use of raw materials. The winner will be announced at the ”Byggedagene” in Oslo on March 22. Avantor (Builder), Betonmast Oslo (General Contractor), Multiconsult (Consulting and Architects), Arcasa architects and ChromoGenics (glass façade) are the companies behind the project.
Gullhaug Torg 5 is an environmentally certified property. The office building has six floors and a basement with an area of approximately 14,000 square meters in Nydalen, Oslo. Sustainability is a key focus for the building, which is being certified BREEAM NOR Excellent. The annual savings are estimated to be around 100,000 kWh with 75% glass in the façade.
The unique glass solution from ChromoGenics consists of dynamic glass which, together with PET film as intermediate glass instead of glass, creates a completely unique and innovative four-glass solution. Dynamic glass enables undisturbed views with adequate sun protection. The use of PET film results in a lighter construction using less glass, which reduces the CO2 footprint. The reduced weight also lowers the environmental impact from transportation. Furthermore, the PET film has a coating that improves the performance of the glass.
“We are incredibly happy and proud of the nomination together with our partners in the project. This gives us an opportunity to reach out further with our unique solutions and thereby contribute to more sustainable properties,” says Fredrik Fränding, CEO at ChromoGenics.
This statement has been made in a Swedish and English version. In the event of any discrepancies between the Swedish and English text, the Swedish text shall prevail.
ChromoGenics is a proptech company producing smart dynamic glass that improves indoor environments and well-being and lowers buildings’ energy use, operating expenses and impact on the climate. The company’s product ConverLight® Dynamic is based on a unique patented technology from the Ångström Laboratory in Uppsala, where electrochromic coatings are sputtered onto plastic film. The result is a dynamic film that can be laminated between glass layers, which provides buildings with good solar protection and lowered environmental impact from production, transport and use. The dynamic film is easy to transport and can be applied by local partners in the glass industry, which means it is possible to avoid long-distance shipping of bulky glass. All of ChromoGenics’ products strive to follow the key words environment and health. This means a focus on environmentally friendly material, lower energy use, increased access to daylight and views and improved indoor comfort.
The company’s production facilities in Uppsala have been financed in part by a conditional loan from the Swedish Energy Agency. ChromoGenics’ share (CHRO) is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market, and Vator Securities is the Certified Adviser.