INNOVATION IS NOT AN OPTION, BUT A NECESSITY ! Mario El-Khoury, CEO CSEM
ÜserHuus AG, Hergiswil, Switzerland, has been created by Jacqueline Schindler and Robert Cowie (www.jrpartners.co.uk) in October 2013 for technology transfer from University Research to Industrial Application. Our first project for building homes with better energy efficiency Tigh Grian (the Resource Efficient House at the BRE Innovation Park, Ravenscraig) has been followed by two semi-detached houses ÜserHuus/Tigh Grian by JR Partners at the BRE Innovation Park, Watford, in September 2015, showcasing more energy efficient roofing/cladding materials and other new features in cooperation with CSEM, Neuchatel, NexPower, Taichung, and Solmatix Renewables/EDM Spanwall from Northern Ireland. Our affiliate Tigh Grian Ltd, Edinburgh, will soon finish 48 eco-houses for Link HA on the former Alva academy site designed by MDM Architects, Alloa, monitored by Napier University, Edinburgh. Different projects in England and Scotland are being evaluated at the moment.
ÜserHuus has different projects in Switzerland: one involved the cladding an entire apartment house with sandblasted thin film modules (certification), another re-roofing a farmhouse in Fribourg with BIPV manufactured by ISSOL, Disons-Liège, Belgium. ÜserHuus will also re-clad its own premises in Hergiswil with the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts’ latest coloured PV technology to showcase PV as architecturally integrated part of the building. ÜserHuus has re-roofed its carport with NexPower’s terra cotta thin film generation 2s which has already inspired other potential customers. Its next projects are re-roofing the Resource Efficient House at BRE Ravenscraig with slate grey thin film BIPV and re-facading the show-houses at BRE Watford showcasing different colours and patterns with Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
Jacqueline Schindler, President and CEO ÜserHuus AG, Hergiswil, Switzerland
Robert Cowie, Director Tigh Grian Ltd, Edinburgh