Natural ventilation allows you to utilise the elements to regulate your building’s indoor climate. By lowering the need for mechanical ventilation, you can have 25 – 50 % energy savings. Aside from financial and environmental benefits, it reduces lung-related health risks. The World Health Organisation has estimated that
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Australian corporations and homes collectively spend billions on heating and cooling each year. Due to the harsh weather conditions in Australia, excessive sunshine can create excess heat inside buildings, which in turn requires significant power to cool. This is especially a problem in corporate spaces, which often feature
Different applications need different types of louvres. Car parks, for example, need optimal ventilation and a high degree of sun protection but do not require maximum rain protection. Plant rooms, on the other hand, require high levels of ventilation and maximum water protection. Knowing the basic considerations for
Architects used to view louvres as practical building elements. Recently, though, louvres have been given the added function of embellishing the façade of buildings. Attractive Buildings Attract People Having louvres tastefully added to a building’s façade can attract people. This benefit adds up for those in the hospitality
Louvres have been used in various forms for hundreds of years. They can be found in churches and other similar buildings, either as timber or large stone. These types are generally simple, single-blade arrangements built for rain defence. Today, when choosing a louvre system, it is often a
It is common knowledge that direct sunlight may damage works of art, causing them to fade. Of course, we need a certain amount of light to view the art, but not too much. Building a gallery with protection from the sun can be difficult. Here are five ways
CVS has recently completed some impressive architectural sun shading for the NSW Rail Station accessibility upgrade at Oatley Railway Station, NSW 2223. This project was made very challenging by the fact one side of the pedestrian bridge was curved with the ceiling grid matching the radius meaning every