Cibse journal

Heat Stress

External shading is one of the proposed solutions to reduce overheating at Addenbrooke’s maternity unit in Cambridge where summer time temperatures can reach over 30 degrees.  Click on this link to read the full case study published in the CIBSE Journal August 2016.

Beach

Another record hot day

Today is predicted to be the hottest September day in the UK for more than 50 years, link to article here. NHS England has declared a level two heat alert with temperatures that can have a significant effect on a person’s health. Dr Thomas Waite, from the extreme events team at PHE, said: “Think today about what you can …

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Wellbeing

Shading for Health & Wellbeing at Work

According to CIBSE, high indoor temperatures affect productivity at work and buildings should be designed to prioritise occupant comfort, health and wellbeing.  Click on this link to read the full article. Here are four ways Enviroblinds products promote health & wellbeing at work: Reduce overheating providing comfortable indoor temperatures. Give occupants control of their shading requirements to regulate …

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Dry field

UK poorly prepared for climate change

Hospitals and care homes at serious risk of over heating with severe health consequences by 2050.  Click on this link to read this compelling article. (Photograph: The Guardian, Paul Marriott/Alamy Stock Photo)

Window film

Solar window film compared to external shading – how to choose the best solution?

Most of the information on the web compares the solar gain reduction of solar window film to internal shading, so we have put together a simple comparison between solar window film and external blinds. Solar Heat Gain & Energy Savings – If your main concern is dealing with overheating from solar gain then external blinds perform …

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Pergolas

Enviroblinds aluminium pergolas

Are a stylish and practical way of transforming an outdoor space into additional living space and perfect to provide extra all weather seating for restaurants and bars. The system consists of a fully opening and closing roof in water proof fabric or aluminium blades. Roofs with tilting aluminium blades can be adjusted to control the sun and …

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Roller shutters

Join the rest of Europe

Save on heating and cooling energy by installing Enviroblinds external shutters. Nominated by CIBSE Building Performance Awards in 2014 as energy saving product of the year, these shutters can save on heating energy by 20% and cooling by 90%. Find out more on the Roller Shutters Product Page or see the previous blog entry for latest article written …

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Thermographic study

Domestic energy use case study

Enviroblinds are pleased to present a domestic energy use case study by chartered architect and building scientist Dr David Croghan DipArch, MA, PhD, ARIBA, FRSA. The study focuses on energy conservation in the authors home and studio. External roller shutters are included to improve energy efficiency by limiting heat losses; shutters are found to improve the window …

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6 Reasons to choose external roller blinds

Today we are revising our RIBA product selector blog post 6 Reasons to choose external roller blinds 1. Prevent Overheating – External roller blinds are much more effective than internal blinds at preventing overheating from exposure to the sun and are endorsed in the Government Zero Carbon Hub Guide. The blind stops the sun from getting through the window …

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Eleanor Roosevelt

Manufacturing partner Sunbreak

Enviroblinds manufacturing partner Sunbreak provided the bespoke shutter installation at the Eleanor Roosevelt Children’s Emergency Centre. A mix of fixed and sliding louvre shutters in golden powder coated aluminium add a warm contrast to the otherwise monochrome façades. Read the Enviroblinds Case Study ‘Eleanor Roosevelt Children’s Emergency Centre or find out more on the Enviroblinds product page …

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Amagansett Dunes

Amagansett Dunes House

Amagansett Dunes House by Bates Masi Architects makes external shading a design feature. The complete façade includes louvres, that are oriented to allow breezes to pass through while blocking out direct sunlight, keeping the interior cool. Enviroblinds louvres are customised design shading systems which reduce overheating from the sun and enhance the building façade. (Images via Dezeen,  full article here)

New range of rooflight screens

Enviroblinds are pleased to present a new range of rooflight screens with an option for total blackout.  Featuring a zip seal screen fabric and window frame mounting option, this new shading product ensures perfect blackout and cool comfortable temperatures on sunny days. The screens can be mounted to operate sideways, top-to-bottom and bottom-to-top to offer a multitude …

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