Washington, January 12, 2018 – The National Institute of Building Sciences has awarded the Permasteelisa Group for its proprietary façade technology called mfree-SCCF. This technology received the Honor Award, First Place for the High-Performance Innovation in the National Institute of Building Sciences 2017 Beyond Green™ High Performance Building Awards, a unique program which recognizes the initiatives that shape, inform and catalyze the high-performance building market, as well as the real-world application of high-performance design and construction practices.
The award was assigned yesterday during the National Institute of Building Sciences Sixth Annual Conference and Expo, held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, in Washington, DC.
Alberto Franceschet (Executive VP Business Development & Sales) and Alex Cox (Business Development Manager – West Coast) from Permasteelisa North America attended the ceremony to receive the award and to present the mfree-SCCF façade, highlighting the great opportunities that this high-performance and sustainable technology can offer to the audience, mostly composed by building industry leaders and US Real Estate industry representatives.
The mfree-SCCF is a cost efficient façade that significantly contributes to high environmental ratings of a building, offering abundant availability of daylight and light-thermal acoustic comfort. It is designed in such a manner that no contamination by dust and condensation is permitted inside the internal cavity of this special double skin façade. All of this without compromising the aesthetics of the buildings.
The mfree-SCCF façade has been already employed by Permasteelisa in important realizations throughout the world; among them, 200 George Street (Sydney, Australia), JTI International HQ, (Geneva, Switzerland), One New Burlington Place (London, UK), LEO (Frankfurt, Germany), Roche Building (Basel, Switzerland).
Permasteelisa Group is a worldwide leading Contractor in engineering, project management, manufacturing and installation of architectural envelopes and interior systems. The Group brings its Know-How and expertise to all projects, in particular when dealing with Special Features Buildings, beginning with the design development phases all the way to the successful completion, achieving the customer’s expectations.
Today, Permasteelisa is a global integrated Group present in four continents with a network of over 50 companies in more than 30 countries, generating a total turnover of around 1.5 billion euro a year. The Group employs more than 6,000 people worldwide in its Engineering & Design centers and in the 10 manufacturing plants equipped with the most modern and advanced technologies.
The mission of the Permasteelisa Group is to design and build innovative and avant-garde architectural works alongside the world’s greatest in contemporary architecture, by using advanced technologies and eco-sustainable solutions. The quality of our architectural envelopes and interiors is guaranteed by our rigorous quality control system. Besides, it’s constantly improved through R&D in new design and construction technologies and through the use of innovative materials. The use of environmentally friendly materials and eco-sustainable processes, as well as our commitment in energy saving, protect the environment and make the buildings themselves more comfortable and efficient.
Among Permasteelisa Group’s projects are some world-renowned contemporary architectural works, such as the Sydney Opera House (the first building to make extensive use of the curtain walls), the Eight Spruce Street (a.k.a. Beekman Tower) in NYC, The Shard and 20 Fenchurch Street in London, the Unicredit Tower in Milan and Intesa Sanpaolo HQ in Turin, as well as the revolutionary Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the extraordinary Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Press Release via Permasteelisa