Solar heat gain and glare can result in uncomfortable interiors with double-glazed solutions and artificial cooling providing only short-term relief, with high energy consumption and costs, challenging building professionals to find creative solutions. Daylighting is one of the oldest sustainable design concepts and there are efficient ways to maximise windows and facades to allow as much as possible natural light into a building during different seasons and at different times of the day.
Shutters and fixed louvres
Alsysco’s range of high-quality aluminium shutters and louvres was designed to manage this. The company’s ThermEco Shade range includes:
Kosi Sliding Shutters
These shutters control the natural light entering a space and enable natural ventilation, while providing protection from rain. They allow simple and effective temperature control across seasons and provide an aesthetically pleasing security barrier. Furthermore, the shutters are corrosion resistant and require low maintenance.
Elliptical Louvre blades are extruded aluminium profiles available in 185mm and 450mm designs. The innovative assembly of the 450mm elliptical louvre design simplifies and reduces fabrication and installation costs.
Available in a traditional lazyZ profile and a more modern, aerodynamically-curved profile, the Clip-on Louvres’ fixing method allows for easy and variable louvre spacing. The Clip-on louvres are available in a wide range of architectural colours and finishes, and specially designed Alsysco brackets and support structures facilitate easy attachment to the Alsysco ThermEco Wall PG50 and FG50 curtain wall systems.