IMMOBLADE develops patented solar protections for buildings that passively differentiate shading according to the season.
Created in 2018 by two former employees of Airbus, IMMOBLADE is a young start-up that ambitions to use space industry's tools and methodology to seed efficient solutions for the building industry.
After 9 months of acceleration as part of a spin-off program of Airbus at the Airbus BizLab, the company has started autonomous operations in July 2018 and is now located at the European Incubator CEEI Theogone in Ramonville Saint-Agne, a few miles south of Toulouse.
The main system (IMMOBLADE mini-blades) is composed of miniaturised metallic blades inserted into the window's double-glazing. It is passive, and therefore has a life-long reliability and does not require any maintenance. IMMOBLADE also exists for multi-layer glazing using serigraphy to mimic the effect of blades.
The optimal angles of the blades are calculated for each facade by a proprietary software.
IMMOBLADE aims at becoming the reference solution for architects and prime contractors, giving them the possibility to offer buildings with wider windows, optimal levels of thermal performances and light comfort at lower operating costs. This innovation is protected by several patents and has been recognized by an international prize.
This product will address first the market of large buildings for professional use, such as offices, malls, schools, hospitals, sport centers. It performs best in a temperate climate where heating is needed in winter and solar protection in summer.