Mitrex BIPV enables architects, builders, developers, and building owners to meet the demand for zero-emission new builds and retrofits.
The global market for zero carbon emissions buildings is expected to skyrocket in the next decade. Unfortunately, aesthetic design, energy efficiency, and solar energy production do not always go hand in hand.
Many solar products on the market come in minimal colour and size options as they are primarily designed with energy production in mind and do not serve multiple benefits to the building. Architects must often choose between an architectural vision and limited solar equipment options.
Mitrex Solar Facades and Solar Glass are energy-efficient, offer design options, and generate electricity. Our multi-purpose materials offer a cost-effective solution to high energy expenses. They are priced competitively with traditional options yet produce a revenue stream and reduce operating expenses for decades. Architects and construction professionals can benefit from multi-purpose solar building materials.
Mitrex technology is suitable for virtually any application, including residential homes, high rises, stadiums, bus stops, healthcare buildings, agricultural silos, and more. Not only can these systems be incorporated into any structure, but they are also economical applications for new construction and retrofit projects.
Many residential high rises, office buildings, shopping malls, airports, hospitals, hotels, healthcare centres, and municipal buildings have inefficient building envelopes that leak heat and have low R-values.
Older buildings in North America feature mid-century modern and post-modern construction and were built between 1950 and 1990. Often, these projects feature masonry facades with brick or concrete that lack the proper insulation and thermal performance, resulting in high energy bills and uneven temperatures inside.
In Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Chicago, Boston, and New York, many such older buildings exist and are excellent candidates for deep retrofits. Deep retrofit projects commonly entail replacing the roof, recladding or over-cladding the exterior, adding or reconfiguring windows for more daylighting, and replacing the HVAC system.
When building envelopes reach their expected service life, they commonly require costly maintenance to manage water intrusion and other failures. At this point, full building reclads or over-clads become more desirable than performing regular repairs and allow for a new design aesthetic.
With Mitrex Solar Facades, upgrading the building with an innovative solar enclosure effectively solves the issue of energy efficiency while also providing a source of renewable energy generation.
By integrating solar technology into the facade, the aesthetics are not compromised, the cost of the retrofit is reduced, and the envelope serves a dual purpose—covering the building while supplying power to the structure.
Mitrex offers a solution for any building. Working specifically for your project, we guarantee a system that meets your needs while providing an efficient building envelope at an affordable rate.
Combining energy-efficient cladding with solar energy enables us to serve the needs of architects and builders while making projects more profitable.
Mitrex systems benefit new builds greatly. Building owners always require cladding, windows, railings, and various other building materials for their projects.
Mitrex transforms these required materials into multi-purpose products that generate energy, reduce carbon emissions, and provide an additional revenue stream through energy generation.
Essentially, these materials will pay for themselves. With Mitrex, solar technology can now easily be incorporated into any new build project to allow building owners, architects, and residents to reap the benefits of solar.
Mitrex can meet and exceed the needs of any project with innovative systems and advanced fabrication. Whether your building requires high thermal and acoustic performance, high R-value, low tenant disturbance during installation, or simply a beautiful building envelope, Mitrex guarantees a solution for your structure.
Mitrex integrated solar solutions can meaningfully contribute to new builds and retrofits gaining top LEED designations. Our rainscreen cladding system allows buildings to have outstanding energy efficiency, and our solar integrated technology converts buildings into renewable micro power plants!
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building types, LEED provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainable achievement and leadership.
We offer various attachment systems that can achieve any R-value while matching any desired aesthetic. Our team will work closely with building architects to carefully design an integrated solar system that will perform to the owner’s desired specifications.
Mitrex solar products are net-zero, meaning they generate enough green energy throughout their lifetime to offset the carbon used to produce them.
Mitrex offers a carbon-sensitive approach to construction— providing efficient building envelopes, reduced embodied carbon in materials, and recyclable solar components. Adding solar generating capacities with Mitrex BIPV materials makes the building net-zero from an electrical and energy aspect.
Transforming the built environment into a source of clean energy can allow us to reduce our reliance on the high-carbon grid. This allows building owners to profit from energy generation, unlike traditional materials such as concrete or ACM.
On average, Mitrex Solar Facades can offset the carbon needed to make them in 4.5 years and remove 557.75 kg of CO2 in 30 years. From the first day of construction to decades in the future, Mitrex products provide a durable, carbon-neutral facade.
Carbon-intensive retrofits that utilize heavy machinery and disrupt the existing structure benefit from Mitrex Solar Facades requiring minimal disturbance on the job site. Learn more about our impact on emissions on our Environmental Impact page.
Mitrex solar technology systems combine both energy efficiency and renewable energy production.
Unfortunately, energy-efficiency upgrades are not always cost-effective from energy savings alone. Adding the additional revenue stream of the solar energy production can significantly boost the project’s return on investment while providing excellent design freedom.
With Mitrex, building owners can capture the most value possible from recladding and over-cladding projects for a high return on investment.