The Association for Materials and Components for Rear-Ventilated Facades (Fachverband für vorgehängte hinterlüftete Fassaden e.V. (FVHF)) is based in Berlin, Germany. It represents the interests of manufacturers who produce cladding, substructures, insulation materials and elements for fixing, fastening and connecting rear-ventilated facades.
One of the association’s goals is the promotion of sophisticated design and the implementation of new construction and renovation projects, especially with respect to architecture and building physics and in consideration of all ecological factors.
The main task of FVHF is to communicate the advantages and characteristics of rear-ventilated facades to the public, planners, associations and decision-makers by means of an active information policy.
FVHF actively promotes a uniform approval process structure for the construction of rear-ventilated facades, as well as the standardisation of construction and components. In order to accelerate the technological and economic progress of facade construction, the association develops recommendations and guidelines and fosters application-oriented research. In addition, FVHF is involved in the creation and introduction of national and international guidelines.
The five members of the executive board (from left to right):
Frank Weigelt, Rockwool B.V. / Rockpanel Group
Andreas Reinhardt (Vorsitzender), Systea Pohl GmbH
Günther Buchholtz, Eternit AG
Wolfgang Häußler, GIP GmbH
Georg Stauber, Sto SE & Co. KGaA
Ronald Winterfeld, Fachverband Baustoffe und Bauteile für vorgehängte hinterlüftete Fassaden e.V., winterfeld@FVHF.de
Jan Preuß, Fachverband Baustoffe und Bauteile für vorgehängte hinterlüftete Fassaden e.V., preuss@FVHF.de
Anja Geisler, Fachverband Baustoffe und Bauteile für vorgehängte hinterlüftete Fassaden e.V., geisler@FVHF.de
Wilhelm K. Kröger
The Energy Efficient Facade