Sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY BEYOND RESOURCE-SAVING

Leaders in productivity, health, and resource-saving.

Your building can be part of a green solution

Imagine having the ability to take advantage of funds available for green initiatives, but also creating an environment that attracts and retains the best workforce available. eyrise® Liquid Cristal Glazing can be part of a solution that will keep your buildings and interiors relevant and exciting.

eyrise® for productivity and health

eyrise® dynamic glazing solutions will lower your ecological footprint by reducing incoming heat and sunlight. But the biggest advantage is an increase of productivity and a decrease of absenteïsm due to a better and healthier work environment. Both solar shading options, as well as privacy glazing options, allow permanent access to daylight and full control of the building interior conditions.

 

Source: Social Business Value study by EMD Electronics KGaA Darmstadt, Germany

Your next project green certified

At eyrise B.V. and our parent company, EMD Electronics KGaA, we make a full contribution through innovative product design and manufacturing that will benefit our customers in obtaining green certification for their project.

eyrise can assist architects, building owners and engineers to achieve Green Building Certifications (GBC) through WELL, LEED® HQE, BREEAM and Estidama.

Green building Certificates are created for individual buildings using a scoring methodology.  Usually, 7 to 10 different categories are assessed by an accredited organization. Although the categories vary depending on the type of standard, most follow similar dimensions e.g. human wellbeing, resource efficiency, innovation & design,… eyrise® is positioned to score typically in more than 50% of the categories assessed by the major GBCs

Our support starts with a third-party certified Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). For each GBC we offer a guidance paper that indicates how eyrise can contribute to certification of your building project.  This is backed up by external monographs from Elementa Consulting which give a detailed background on daylight credits, energy savings and thermal comfort.

EMD Electronics and eyrise support our customers and partners on every step of their journey to a sustainable and green future!

Discover where this has been put into reality: BREEAM certified Orkla City, Certified EMD Electronics R&D Center for Electronics and FC Campus

“Interactive liquid crystals integrated into the façade allow for a sensor-controlled reduction in light and heat transfer to the building without any negative impact on transparency. The building requires hardly any cooling, even at the height of summer despite the fact that it features large-scale glazing and does not possess any structural shading elements. […]”

“Accordingly, intelligent glass is not only durable and efficient but also helpful in the innovative design of people-friendly architecture and one of the many technological innovations that will be necessary for planning smart cities in the future.[…]”

3DELUXE, architects of FC Campus, Karlsruhe

Are Liquid Crystals dangerous/toxic/hazardous?

eyrise windows are containing only tiny amounts of LC-Materials (below 0,1%). According to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008, the used liquid crystal mixtures are NOT classified for the following hazardous properties: physical hazards (non-explosive, non-flammable, non-oxidizing), health hazard (no acute or aspiration toxicity, no CMR). For more information, contact our sales representative for the Safety Data Sheet.

How is eyrise disposed after use?

At the end of their lifetime eyrise-windows can be recycled:

  • the electronics & cabling are registered under ID WEEENL0795 and will be recycled in line with WEEE
  • the glass panes can be recycled similar to conventional laminated glass (safety glass).
How long does eyrise last?

eyrise panels are designed to reach similar life expectations as traditional Insulated Glass Units (IGUs). eyrise passed successfully EU ISO 18543 lifetime test – analog ASTM E2141 – 14 (US standard). In addition, we are performing intensive accelerated lifetime tests continuously.

What is the LC material made from?
    • Our Dye Doped Liquid Crystal Mixtures (ddLC) are very robust organic materials. The organic dyes are embedded in an LC-matrix similar, what you find in LC screens (e.g. TV, Monitor, Notebook).
    • According to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008, the used liquid crystal mixtures are NOT classified for the following hazardous properties: physical hazards (non-explosive, non-flammable, non-oxidizing), health hazard (no acute or aspiration toxicity, no CMR). For more information, contact our sales representative for the Safety Data Sheet.
How can my project gain points on green certificates?

Green building Certificates are created for individual buildings using a scoring methodology.  Usually, 7 to 10 different categories are assessed by an accredited organization. Although the categories vary depending on the type of standard, most follow similar dimensions e.g. human wellbeing, resource efficiency, innovation & design,… eyrise is positioned to score typically in more than 50% of the categories assessed by the major GBCs

DEDICATED TO HUMAN PROGRESS

We strive to achieve human progress through sustainable science and technology

Our focus areas

Sustainable innovations and technology for our customers

 

Impact of our technologies and products on health and wellbeing

 

CREATING SUSTAINABLE VALUE CHAINS

We will integrate sustainability into our value chain.

Our focus areas

Sustainability culture and values

 

Sustainable and transparent supply chain

 

With our production in Europe, we’re close to end customers in EMEA.

REDUCING OUR ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT

We strive to achieve human progress through sustainable science and technology

Our focus areas

Climate change and emissions

 

Water and resource intensity

 

eyrise® is manufactured with 100% renewable energy