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Monterrey Airport Mexico

Officially known as General Mariano Escobedo International Airport, it is an international airport located in Apodaca, Nuevo León, Mexico. Along side the Del Norte International Airport, it handles both international and domestic travel for the city of Monterrey and its metropolitan area. It is the fifth busiest airport in Mexico's and twelth in the whole of Latin America.

Key details

Despite recent issues with overheating, Monterrey International Airport's Terminal B remains a state-of-the-art facility that's designed to provide a seamless travel experience.

The terminal, which opened in September 2010, is considered the second-most modern air facility in Mexico and boasts an impressive range of features and amenities.

The airconditioning was woefully inadequate and with the exorbitant costs continuing to grow a non-mechanical, but completely effective solution was required.

An additional challenge was to deliver a solution with no interruption to the daily activities of this very busy airport.

  • Unbearable internal temperatures, for all staff
  • Mobile air-con units were not coping
  • Energy-efficient product was needed
  • Need to have pure natural light (100%CRI)
  • Maximum solar heat gain heat protection 


Monterrey Airport 




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The problem

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.

The solution

The glazed arches that allowed light into Terminal B were completely covered in Koolshade® and an immediate drop in internal temperature of over 10° C was measured.

The Angular Selective Nature of Koolshade® meant that whilst the sun’s heat is stopped, 100% pure, full colour-rendered (CRI) daylight
still floods through for the occupants.

The second phase, consisting of 554 screens, commenced in June 2023 and involved the air?side elevation that contained the shops, restaurants and waiting areas of the airport.


  • 100% solar heat block
  • 100% internal shading
  • Hurricane wind resistant at 100+mph
  • Clear outward vision
  • 60+-year maintenance-free life span
  • Massive energy saving and ROI
  • Green, sustainable building solution
  • Temperatures reduced by up to 26°F (15°C)

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