To combat overheating we still rely on mechanical cooling, to reduce the massive solar gains affecting our over-glazed living environments.
A leading expert, Professor Brian Stone at the Georgia Institute of Technology states that the combination of blackouts and extreme heat “may be the deadliest climate-related event we can imagine.”
Major city power failures or outages have increased by more than 60 percent since 2015, even as climate change has made heat waves worse, according to the new research published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Using computer models to study three large U.S. cities, the authors estimated that a combined blackout and heatwave would expose at least two-thirds of residents in those cities to heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
The new UK Building Regulation Approved Document O has, this year, designated large areas of London and Manchester as High Risk.
So how do we combat these risks? What is the single most comprehensive solution that ticks more performance boxes than any other product? Microlouvre Koolshade®
Microlouvre Koolshade® employs a totally unique, 3D, angular selective solar heat-protecting and shading solution specifically designed for high-performance sun and light control.
MicroLouvre, on residential buildings, provides numerous unbeatable benefits. First, it can reduce solar heat gain overheating by 100%, and can reduce internal temperatures by over 20 degrees, leaving residents staying comfortably indoors. One Passive House was uninhabitable in March until Microlouvre Koolshade® was installed.
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Second, Microlouvre Koolshade® has an unmatchable 80% clear open area which allows optimum pure unfiltered daylight into the building. The angled micro louvres create the perfect upward laminar fresh airflow ventilation.