The project was part of a refurbishment across nine London fire stations, all with overheating and sun control problems.
MicroLouvre Screens were installed on the windows to reduce internal temperatures and the need for energy guzzling, climate unfriendly air-cooling systems.
The firefighters using the gym experienced an immediate and drastic reduction in temperature, making conditions bearable and reducing the need for light and outward vision blocking internal blinds.
Although the installation required the use of a boom to reach the windows, the installation of the large screens in simple Lift In / Lift Out (LILO) tracks was very quick and easy, only taking 5 minutes per screen. As a result, Smartlouvre, the UK Koolshade® manufacturer, was added to the approved list of contractors for London Fire Brigade.
- Heat block and temperature reduction
- Comfortable, usable gym
- Restored views out
- Air conditioning reduction
- Glare control