Feb 18th 2019Where to? Dublin! We have signed our first international project, in the heart of Ireland. Our solar analysis, the PHYSEEbility Check, concluded that our technology has the potential to allow for 15% energy savings on their total energy bill. Together with real estate developer and investor Meyer Bergman, the Kells commercial redevelopment project will be equipped with triple-paned glass SmartWindows that have inner sun blinds and screen lines. This new sustainable space will offer its stores, companies and users a greener and healthier experience, with a SmartSkin facade.
Dec 21st 2018Our CEO Ferdinand Grapperhaus shared the TEDxAmsterdam stage with four other finalists who brought ideas worth spreading. His speech focused on the topic of learn by doing, something at the heart of how things operate at PHYSEE. Ferdinand explains the value of acting upon your dreams, ideas and ambitions. We are facing a crucial time of innovation, where companies -big or small- must "dream big, and act now". Congratulations to winners MiniBrew!
Oct 18th 2018Take a tour through a typical day at the PHYSEE office in Delft.
Oct 17th 2018Together with the Mayor of Delft, Marja van Bijsterveldt, PHYSEE signed the 17th Delft e-deal, promising to continue our sustainable efforts in this city. Signing this deal signifies the understanding of energy saving importance and the overall objectives of the municipality. For PHYSEE it is in our DNA to reduce our carbon footprint. Alongside our mission of achieving energy neutral buildings, we are thrilled to play our role in achieving an energy neutral Delft by 2050. In order to do so, Delft aims to solely use energy from the sun, wind, biomass and geothermal for the transportation and building sectors. However, these goals are only attainable if sector-coupling with sustainable innovation takes place. This necessitates industries, companies and organisations to support each other in all aspects of this transformation. The municipality has encouraged companies like ours to join the mission, in order to expand the impact on emission output. Happy Delft = Happy PHYSEE.
Oct 13th 2018Our co-founder and CFO, Willem Kesteloo, pitched our mission to RE!N Real Estate at the Expo Real in Munich and got rewarded as 'best start-up in the smart city'. This was a valuable moment as we pave our way into the German real estate market to further expand our impact on the world. We are looking forward to working with German developers to give buildings outside The Netherlands a SmartSkin facade.
Jul 31st 2018
Bill Clinton, the 42nd president of the U.S. and an international ambassador to the Goede Doelen Loterij (People's Postcode Lottery), received a PowerWindow from Willem Kesteloo and Sam Anders during his visit to The Netherlands. Mr. Clinton shared enthusiasm for the technology behind PHYSEE SmartSkin and our vision of a more sustainable real estate future.
Mr. Clinton shows dedication to the sustainable built environment and we are proud to have had the chance to show him how we are changing the perspective. It is always inspiring to meet thought leaders with likeminded goals and we are determined to continue our efforts towards increasing the standardisation of clean energy building facades.
Jul 20th 2018PHYSEE raised a EUR 2M subsidy from the European Innovation Council in its phase II SME Instrument. The subsidy was rewarded to 65 SME’s with an innovation project demonstrating promising potential and who position their intentions on strengthening innovation capacity as well as increasing value within their market and into society. GlasSkin, PHYSEE’s project that gained recognition from the commission panel in Brussels for its sustainable and innovative perspective, aims to increase the productivity and energy savings of their Power- and SmartWindows. The proposal underpins the European 2020 strategy for smart, inclusive and sustainable growth. Thus, reaching a new benchmark for the real estate industry.
May 23rd 2018The Proptech Innovation Award is a global competition giving the most innovative startup in the field of proptech recognition alongside a financial reward from a pool of 40.000 EUR. Initiated by Union Investment and German Tech Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC), company founders and young entrepreneurs from over 28 countries submitted business ideas for real estate solutions and 12 of those were invited to pitch to the audience in Berlin. PHYSEE is honoured to have won the price and is looking forward to coming back to Germany!
Sep 14th 2017After passing the necessary B Lab assessments, PHYSEE has been officially recognised as a B Corporation. B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today, there is a growing community of more than 2,700 Certified B Corps from 60 countries and over 150 industries working together towards one unifying goal: doing business as a force for good in order to redefine success. This holds significant value to us as a company as it is worth more than a recognition of how sustainable our products are. The B Crop Certification is "the only certification that measures a company’s entire social and environmental performance." We agree that it doesn't start with the product and end with the profit. Our team matters, our buildings matter, our partners matter and our impact matters. The real estate industry needs to continue innovating, but with a larger balance of profit and sustainable value. The users of tomorrow's buildings and the generations to come should be the focus of product development in today's innovation. How we are designing, developing, building and being matters. This is how long-term value and profits will be reached in a world that demands more than modern buildings and communities.
Jun 20th 2017At the Provada in Amsterdam the first contract was signed by Daan van der Vorm, CEO Vorm Holding, Hans Meurs, CEO Vorm Ontwikkeling B.V., and Maarten de Haas, Head of Business at PHYSEE. From that point on VORM showed their commitment towards making their BOLD project as futuristic and environmentally friendly as possible by acquiring 1800 square meters of PowerWindows and 100 EESYboxes. This will allow tenants to have a direct connection with the window in the apartment, for the first time in history. Users will be able to use their EESYapp to observe energy generating performance and more. BOLD is an example of new building projects taking new heights to achieve lower emission output levels from buildings with a creative approach. Why limit yourself to solar panels?
Jun 14th 2017PHYSEE was chosen among hundreds of candidates to be named as one of the World Economic Forum’s “technology pioneers”, a selection of the world’s most innovative early-stage companies. The candidates must be involved in design, development or deployment of new technologies and show potential to have a significant impact on business and society. Past recipients include Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Palantir Technologies, Scribd, Spotify, Twitter and Wikimedia. This signifies the readiness of the world around us to change the way we are looking at single use building elements such as windows. We are adding more meaning to how buildings are being built in terms of energy production, consumption and most of all, savings. It was an honour to be chosen as a tech pioneer and we look forward to growing next to the other innovators of our generation. Read more about our CEO's experience at the WEF here.
Jan 18th 2017Eva Jinek invited our CEO Ferdinand Grapperhaus to her late night television show to show the PowerWindow and tell about our experience on the Dutch trade mission. Together with HRH Constantijn Ferdinand reflected on CES 2017 and shared a part of our vision of make the build environment energy neutral. See the link for the episode in Dutch.
Jan 7th 2017PHYSEE was invited to join the Dutch trade mission to CES 2017 in Las Vegas and to participate on a VC road show in Silicon Valley. Together with Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp and Start-Up Delta Special Envoy HRH Constantijn three of members of PHYSEE management showed our technology to thousands and pitched to the special few. Besides exposing our innovation, the team also got the opportunity to get inspired by other projects changing the perspective of their field.
Sep 18th 2016Willem Kesteloo brought home the first prize of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge. This competition is one of the world's largest competitions in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship and aims at achieving a carbon zero economy. The competition was a catalyst for a strong partnership between Goede Doelen Loterij and PHYSEE, leading to the installation of PowerWindows in their new Amsterdam HQ. The international jury was led by José María Figueres, chairman of the Board of Directors of Rocky Mountain Institute-Carbon War Room and former president of Costa Rica: “The jury is very impressed with their enthusiasm and creativity to reduce CO2 emissions. We expect to hear more from them in the future!” This prize has lead to PHYSEE installing over 100m2 of PowerWindows into the newly sustainably renovated HQ of the dutch postcode lotteries. This building is the most sustainable building of The Netherlands and has received a BREEAM 'outstanding' reward for all of its added innovation.