LEVOLUX CHOSEN FOR KIER HQ December 2007
To get the full benefits of solar shading, both financial and environmental, the project, in Loughton, Essex, enlisted the expertise of UK specialists Levolux to provide the perfect bespoke solution.
By reducing the greenhouse effect caused by the sun’s rays on the glass, the building is kept cool naturally. This restricts the need for expensive cooling systems and makes the building’s carbon footprint much smaller as well as keeping staff comfortable through the warmer summer months.
In addition, the anodised Walk on Brise Soleil provides a rigid platform to allow maintenance work and window cleaning to be carried out safely as well as providing effective shading. This is a necessity for the amount of glass used in the design of the building.
On the roof, Levolux VLS100 Vent Louvres provide ventilation to the plant room, keeping the building’s vital machines cool and working at optimum efficiency by allowing sufficient natural ventilation to the area.
The Walk on Brise Soleil, aluminium Fins and Vent Louvres used on the Kier HQ are part of comprehensive range of solar shading systems offered by Levolux.