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ift Special Show "Protection against overheating"

Solar shading as efficient, climate-safe and sustainable protection against overheating of buildings

Type of event
Industrial fair

19.02.2024 - 23.02.2024

Trade fair R+T

The challenges for solar protection, doors and the building industry due to climate change, rising costs, the shortage of skilled workers and the housing shortage are extreme and every manufacturer must adapt its strategies. In the process, the previous fixation on costs and resource utilisation at the time of building must be overcome. After all, the construction and renovation of buildings will have an impact for decades and must be able to withstand future climate extremes (overheating, tornadoes, higher UV-radiation and heavy rainfall with local flooding).

This is particularly true for protection against overheating, which is often neglected, even though heat waves claim up to 10,000 heat-related deaths according to an RKI study from 2022.

That is why solar shading systems must be sustainable and climate-safe. Climate-safe means - avoiding CO2 emissions, energy-efficient, sustainable and climate-resilient. Therefore, grey energy during production as well as easy reparability, maintenance or replacement must also become more important.

With well-planned adaptive shading systems with a low gtotal value, solar energy gains can be optimally utilised in the heating period and buildings can be kept cool in summer without spending large amounts of energy on air conditioning.

There is no timely change in building regulations, tendering rules or product standards in sight, so manufacturers, tradesmen and specialist builders' merchants should actively inform planners and builders about climate-safe building products and construction methods. Sustainable building certifications (DGNB, BNB, LEED, Bream etc.), requirements of the German label “Sustainable Building (QNG)”, EU regulations as well as guidelines of large investment funds clearly show the direction in which building will develop.

At R+T 2024, the special show "Protection against overheating" by Landesmesse Stuttgart and ift Rosenheim will show how sustainable, climate-safe and energy-efficient building products must look and be labelled. The focus is on reducing CO2 emissions during manufacture and use, sustainable production, easy reparability and maintenance, and protection against climate extremes.

Become a co-exhibitor now


Stand concept + presentation

The exhibition stand is characterised by functional products in a construction-related environment, so that all technical solutions can be examined in function on site.

This is complemented by PC terminals where detailed information and calculation/simulation tools and digital services are available.

Numerous meeting opportunities and a separate meeting area invite visitors to exchange ideas with the building experts from ift Rosenheim and the co-exhibitors.

Stand of the special exhibition at R+T 2018

Possible exhibits + topics

  • Adaptive solar protection and night cooling (ventilation) as protection against overheating
  • Easily retrofittable shading with autonomous energy supply (PV modules)
  • Switchable glazing and shading in the inter-pane cavity
  • Photovoltaics for shading and renewable energy generation for roofs and facades
  • Heat-resistant coatings and surfaces
  • Maintenance and care concepts to extend the period of use
  • Control systems for solar protection and ventilation for higher energy efficiency
  • Renewable raw materials and materials for solar protection systems, windows, doors and building elements  and efficient recycling processes
  • Testing, assessment and certification for sustainability and increased requirements due to climate extremes (climate security)
  • Decentralised ventilation systems with high energy efficiency


Apply now as a co-exhibitor!

Are you interested in participating as a co-exhibitor at the special exhibition "Protection against overheating" at R+T 2024?

You can find information on the participation options including prices, the concept and the performance and/or service packages in the PDF download below. It also contains a registration form for your application.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Jürgen Benitz-Wildenburg

ift Rosenheim

Jürgen Benitz-Wildenburg is head of the PR & Communication department. As a carpenter, timber construction engineer and marketing expert, he has been working in the timber and window industry in various functions for over 30 years. As a lecturer, speaker and author, he passes on his knowledge.