Smartlouvre Technology

Case studies

Smartlouvre® manufactures high quality louvred metal fabrics for commercial and residential applications. Read about how MicroLouvre Koolshade® has been applied and the multitude of benefits it brings by controlling and diffusing sun, light and air.

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Pictet de Rochement

Enveloped with KoolShade. A place to live, work and thrive in the knowledge that they are part of the remedy to the Global Warming Crises.

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West Norwood Fire Station

The IFC Group have confirmed MicroLouvre Koolshade® to be A1/A2-s1,d0 : BS EN 13501 Fire Rating, making it one of very few passive and dynamic external sun and solar heat gain blocking systems compliant for use on high rise buildings.

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Monterrey Airport Mexico

The most clear and impactful challenge was the terminal overheating with internal temperatures reaching well over 40° C. This meant an uncomfortable and unpleasant experience for travellers and staff alike.

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Lighting solutions - Anti Glare and Diffusion

Victory Boulevard

The IFC Group have confirmed MicroLouvre Koolshade® to be A1/A2-s1,d0 : BS EN 13501 Fire Rating, making it one of very few passive and dynamic external sun and solar heat gain blocking systems compliant for use on high rise buildings.

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Private Residence - Camberwell

The solar heat gain made intensely hot rooms at the front and back of the house. 30°C sunny day temperature on the ground floor reduced to 21°C, temperature on the top floor reduced to 23°C. The large windows no longer radiate heat on sunny days.

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Basingstoke Hospital

Temperatures immediately plummeted for the benefit of all. Because of these results, it was said that 40 air-conditioning units were no longer required.

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Alexandra Hospital

With straightforward, quick and importantly non-intrusive installation, MicroLouvre Koolshade® ticked the boxes in terms of leading to a lower internal temperature and reducing the HVAC load by at least 68%.

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Lighting solutions - Anti Glare and Diffusion

The Exchange

MicroLouvre Koolshade® concentrated the light source in the intended direction, solving the problem of unwanted light trespass and reducing light spill and glare. This essential to protect passers-by from unwanted and hazardous glare from outdoor lighting units.

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University Of Southampton

Significant reductions in temperature were experienced, such that you could feel the difference when touching the glass on the inside before and after the screens were fitted.

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Lilian Baylis

Xenia with MicroLouvre® takes all the advantages of the Xenia family, but was able to guarantee even more visual comfort for the customer, applying an anti-glare screen to the product that sections the beam into microcells.

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John Cullen

The use of MicroLouvre® K700/0° fabric integrated into the luminaires effectively neutralises all sideways glare, without disturbing the light projected forwards onto the illuminated surface.

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Lighting solutions - Anti Glare and Diffusion

Fuerte De Victoria Grande

MicroLouvre®'s ability to hide the light source whilst maintaining an integrated balance of glare control and high-lumen transmission made it the ideal solution for any high-powered light and especially, when combined with Linea Light’s unique product.

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Mercedes – Benz, Orbit Commercial Vehicle

The architects, ARCA Unlimited, recognised the benefits of MicroLouvre Koolshade®’s AST (Angular Selective Technology) for low sun angle protection from heat gain and glare.

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Golden Drive

After researching the market, the only product the professionals could identify to meet the criteria of performance, quality and price was MicroLouvre®. 

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Hazendal Wine Estate

We finished the new installation on 24th March 2021 during a peak solar heat gain period and immediately, significant reductions in temperature were experienced, such that air conditioning was not even needed at that time.

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The Huntington & Langham Estate

MicroLouvre Koolshade® was the only option as the building required ventilation and uninterrupted vision out.

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Stadkamer

The use of MicroLouvre®, integrated into the units assisted with the control of light to be directed to the intended target only, minimizing light pollution and glare.

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Pacific Wildlife Research Centre

MicroLouvre Koolshade® noticeably reduced overheating, controlled glare to the workstations and provided additional deterrence to bird strikes at the glazing.

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Huu-ay-aht First Nations

After the installation of the MicroLouvre Koolshade® screens and after several months of sunny and warm weather, it was reported that all the design requirements had been met to the satisfaction of both the architects and the owners.

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ION Science

MicroLouvre Koolshade® Screens have now been quickly and easily fitted to the skylights, using 3M Griplock tape thereby avoiding the need for any drilling or mechanical fixings whilst maintaining an essential air gap between screen and glass to allow heat dissipation.

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Nissan

The Dealership office and showroom temperatures were unbearable due to massive heat gain through the large showroom windows, essential to showcase the cars.

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Osijek Bridge

acdc are part of the Zumtobel Group and global lighting application experts in outdoor architecture, plazas, and landscapes. acdc design groundbreaking luminaires which integrate market leading technologies.

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Wesley Taylor Village

MicroLouvre Koolshade® solved the problems caused by the glass elevator shaft in this retirement village reaching internal temperatures of 50°C.

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Ursuline Convent High School

MicroLouvre Koolshade® provided protection for the food preparation area, stopping the penetration of solar radiation and insects entering, whilst ensuring good ventilation.

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Private residence

Bronze In-Glass MicroLouvre Koolshade® was specifically chosen by the architect to control solar heat gain in a highly glazed rear extension whilst adding a strong aesthetic.

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Mirabella V

MicroLouvre Koolshade® was installed to the ventilation system, providing free air flow within a narrow profile whilst also acting as an insect barrier.

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HRL Laboratories

High energy consumption was significantly reduced through installation of MicroLouvre Koolshade® whilst maintaining occupant comfort and building compliance.

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Christ the King College

After a trial of MicroLouvre Koolshade® screens in 2013, a significant improvement with heat gain and glare was proven and in 2014. MicroLouvre Koolshade® screens were installed providing pupils with a cool, shaded, glare free study environment throughout the classrooms.

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Private Residence

Excess levels of solar gains were creating an uncomfortable living environment that were significantly reduced through installation of MicroLouvre Koolshade® screens.

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Kings Cross Square

Lighting designers realised their ambition for this historic piece of architecture, using MicroLouvre® fabric to neutralise the glare from the in-ground luminaires.

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Indianapolis County City Building

Over 40 years after installation, the MicroLouvre Koolshade® screens on the Indianapolis City County Building are still operational and continue to provide thermal and visual comfort to occupants whilst making substantial energy savings, all with minimal maintenance. 

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Peckham Police Station

30 years later, the building’s appearance remains uniform and uncluttered. The occupants continue to enjoy both thermal and visual comfort and annual energy savings are being made due to decreased HVAC requirements.

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Main Applications

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MicroLouvre Koolshade® provides unrivalled control of heat gain to reduce inside temperatures in peak heat seasons.

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Lighting solutions - Anti Glare and Diffusion

MicroLouvre® creates directional light diffusion, source concealment and glare control. 

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