DRIVING UP EFFICIENCY FOR PEUGEOT April 2008
When the architects behind Peugeot’s new Coventry HQ were shown Levolux’s Solar Shading products in action at the Arup campus in Solihull, they knew there was only one way to steer their latest high profile project.
The result is a bespoke solar shading solution, designed in consultation with Stephen George and Partners, featuring Levolux’s state of the art external motorised Venetian blind system.
Located on the south and west facing elevations, its motorised slats shield the vast expanses of glass, which run floor to ceiling, from solar heat gain. This means the £25 million office building remains cooler naturally, without relying on costly and environmentally damaging air conditioning.
The blinds are operated by a standalone, intelligent Levolux control system which adjusts the black aluminium powder coated slats automatically to sunlight conditions.
Feedback from external sensors ensures the system’s solar shading characteristics are optimised to the weather conditions all year round. For instance, if it’s a dull day, the slats will allow more natural daylight into the building. On brighter days, however, they offer greater protection from the sun, preventing internal temperatures from rising.
The Solar Shading systems at Peugeot’s new HQ are corrosion resistant and can be easily adapted to meet the exact needs of the UK’s most ambitious new build schemes.