RENOLIT roof enhances the ecological footprint of Bally Shoes

RENOLIT roof enhances the ecological footprint of Bally Shoes

For the headquarters of the historical Swiss brand, the RENOLIT ALKORPLAN Solar system is used, the perfect solution for the synthetic PVC-P coverings hosting the photovoltaic systems.

Bally opts for RENOLIT to renew the covering of its headquarters in Caslano, Canton Ticino. The historical brand (founded in 1851), producer of luxury shoes and accessories, has over 250 shops scattered across historic centers of the world’s major cities and in 72 duty free shops at major international airports. The brand has restored the old industrial shed, turning it into a site that is at the forefront of technology and environmental sustainability.

RENOLIT roof enhances the ecological footprint of Bally Shoes

The project carried out by Enerbuild Swiss – a company specialised in complete solutions for the design, development and installation of high energy-efficient building enclosures – involved a total area of 3.225 square meters, for which the RENOLIT ALKORPLAN F 1.8 mm was initially used, a UV resistant synthetic PVC-P membrane with woven polyester reinforcing.

Close to the fasteners, the ultra-lightweight RENOLIT ALKORPLAN Solar system was installed by the company Romande Energie for a total of 2,238 meters, that equals to 746 profiles, where the support profiles of the photovoltaic panels were subsequently mounted.

RENOLIT roof enhances the ecological footprint of Bally Shoes

In addition to being lightweight and durable, RENOLIT ALKORPLAN Solar has two important advantages, making it particularly suitable for synthetic PVC-P coverings that house photovoltaic systems: the waterproofing membrane doesn’t need to be pierced ever and no ballast weighing on the roof has be used to secure the solar panels.

RENOLIT roof enhances the ecological footprint of Bally Shoes

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN Solar also has an easy, reliable and quick installation, and the maintenance or any replacement of photovoltaic panels are effortless to install. RENOLIT ALKORPLAN Solar has been technically approved (DIBt) and is able to withstand winds up to 200 km/h. On the roof of Bally the installed photovoltaic system has a power of 444kW, thanks to which now 85% of the total electricity and heating of the Caslano site is generated by solar panels. After the renovation of the roof, Bally shoes have a better and more sustainable ecological footprint over time.

About RENOLIT ALKORPLAN roofing products

Part of the German RENOLIT group, RENOLIT ALKORPLAN roofing products is one of the reference points for the production of durable, versatile, and high quality certified synthetic membranes for waterproofing roofs and covers, swimming pools, and civil engineering works. Headquartered in Sant Celoni, north of Barcelona, the business unit has about 350 employees and production of one million coils of membranes a year.

Reliability, impeccable style, energy saving, sustainability, quick installation, and high durability are the strengths of RENOLIT ALKORPLAN waterproof membranes. Main characteristics of the Roofing Division are the wide range of products, a flexible customer-oriented approach, strong know-how and all-round technical assistance on site, thus providing suitable roofing solutions to each specific problem.

About RENOLIT group

RENOLIT group is a multinational company specializing in high quality membranes, films and other plastic products. With more than 30 production sites and sales locations in over 20 countries and a turnover of 1,032 million euros in 2020, the company with headquarters in Worms (Germany) is one of the world’s leading plastic products manufacturers. More than 4,800 employees contribute every day to the development and growth of the know-how acquired in 75 years of activity.

In 2019 RENOLIT joined the circular Plastics Alliance (CPA), an initiative promoted by over 100 European companies, including SMEs, large companies, research institutions, and administrative authorities whose aim is to promote voluntary actions for a European market that is attentive and sensitive to the recycling of plastics.