Mercedes and ARCA, one of South Africa’s leading architectural practices, reached out to Smartlouvre to resolve overheating issues.
With large areas of glazing along with visual discomfort caused by the glare, clients and employees alike were complaining continuously throughout the day, that the temperature and glare was unbearable. Understandably this thermal and visual discomfort negatively affected Mercedes employees’ daily performance.
After extensive market search, Mercedes decided that Microlouvre Koolshade® provided the most comprehensive solution to these severe problems. And subsequently the Microlouvre Koolshade® solution has made a huge difference to the Client Reception area with a cool pleasant environment both the clients and employees.
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 and Microlouvre Koolshade® is now specified in their Generic Standards, for Daimler Trucks and Buses, for dealership buildings with sun protection issues caused by large glazed areas. A decision endorsed by Mr Graeme Watson, CEO of Super Group Automotive who is keen more dealerships benefit from the protection from damaging, overheating sun.
Significant reduction in internal temperatures
Balanced and pure, undistorted daylighting and full 100% CRI
Compliant with all standards and regulations
Elimination of glare
Unobstructed vision out for building occupants