ÜserHuus

We transfer university research to build a sustainable world of the built environment

Mission

Technology transfer is at the heart of our mission.
We want to facilitate pioneer developments from prototype engineering (university) to market success (Industry).
Our goal is to add value to the results of scientific and technological research by transferring them to the right place at the right time.

Vision

We envisage buildings to be both, energy efficient and beautiful, fostering a sustainable environment and human wellbeing, together with our research partners: BRE, Building Research Establishment, United Kingdom CSEM, Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology, Switzerland HSLU, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland.

Project

 

In 2017 the new Solar Terra BIPV roof of a listed farmhouse building in the canton of Fribourg, Switzerland, by Issol Suisse SA, developed together with CSEM and ÜserHuus’ support, was inaugurated with a lot of media coverage.

Among the many forthcoming projects is the facade retrofit of the ÜserHuus/Tigh Grian show-houses at BRE Watford. The existing traditional cladding will be replaced with multi-coloured PV cladding. This cladding is made in collaboration with Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts HSLU and combines special colour printing on glass with more efficient mono-crystalline PV technology as a market ready product.

Other forthcoming pilot- and demonstration projects include a slate grey PV roof (sandblasted thin film) at BRE Ravenscraig, a garage hall in Northern Ireland and a BIPV sculpture (maybe a giant water lily) as well a new facade for the boat garage at ÜserHuus’ premises.  We also envisage several multi-coloured PV facades in Switzerland, for example for an architectural practice near Lucerne and a bank’s administrative building near Geneva.

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Team

JACQUELINE SCHINDLER, president of board

ROBERT COWIE, member of board, vice-president

ERICH SINGER, member of board, assistant VP

Dr. STEPHEN WITTKOPF, managing director