Colt International Pty Limited
has released a new document outlining the advances made by the company in shading systems.
Titled ‘Maximising Energy Performance and Productivity with Solar Shading’, the document also explains how Colt’s shading solutions assist designers with innovative fixed and automatic shading systems to provide aesthetically pleasing facades whilst achieving large gains in energy efficiencies.
The document describes how Colt’s solar shading systems provide for lower cooling and heating needs, lower artificial lighting needs, free energy generation using photovoltaic cells, improved ventilation cooling with double facades, greater productivity gains and pleasing aesthetics.
The comprehensive document reviews and outlines the benefits of various Colt products including fixed and operable shading systems such as Grata, Schermo and Ellisse, vertical folding bi-fold shutters and controllable glass systems such as Shadoglass and Shadovoltaic. The Shadovoltaic is a unique sun tracking glass louvre system consisting of integrated solar cells that enable free electricity to be generated whilst shading the building, reducing the heat gain and lowering cooling capacity requirement.
The document also covers various projects completed around the world including the Colt Ellisse sun tracking vertical system installed at an office tower on Waterloo Road, North Ryde, NSW, which works in unison with the building’s BMS system to reduce the cooling and heating requirements of the building.