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Offering 30 years of experience and counting, we are a Canadian consultancy that offers a fully integrated approach in Shading technology systems design and installation. We cover the entire spectrum of services including on-site inspection, requirement assessment, energy consumption modeling, design, technology and materials consulting and finally logistics and installation.
Automation saves money, provides comfort. An automated shading system can control solar gains, block direct sunlight and transmit diffuse daylight and eliminate glare. As well, it can be controlled via remote controls, tablets, or phone devices. The system is programmed to minimize energy consumption for lighting, cooling, and, if required… heating. During non-working hours in commercial settings and in case the occupants of a residential building are absent, shades can be automatically adjusted to prevent heat losses at night or excessive heat gains during the day. During overcast, automated shades can be left open to maximize daylight utilization and reduction in lighting energy use. We are very passionate about the economics aspect of our business. The fact that windows now make up to 80% of interior wall surface has dramatically tipped the building’s energy consumption scale. It is our mandate to take full advantage of the automation technology to address this issue.
The health of our Planet and our own is intimately connected. It is all revolving around chemicals we have introduced into the natural environment. Emissions are upsetting the weather patterns and toxins our health. Our cities and buildings contribute more than 50 per cent of the total GHG emissions already, and… the rate of urban landscape expansion is accelerating. In combining advanced materials, automation and integration we are able reduce the building’s emission and its carbon footprint to a minimum.
On average, a human draws more than 17,000 breaths per day. For such a vital physical process, the quality of the air we breathe is of utmost importance. Consider this… Canadians spend close to 90% of their time indoors. The health of a building is directly connected to yours. Sick Building Syndrome describes health conditions associated with the interior environmental quality of an individual’s workplace or residence. Symptoms can include: irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, skin irritation and odour and taste sensations. The syndrome is related to poor indoor air quality, often caused by flaws in the HVAC system or from off-gassing of building materials that contain volatile organic compounds, molds, improper exhaust ventilation of office machinery, the use of chemicals, location of the fresh-air intake or lack of adequate air filtration. In contrast to the above scenario, a healthy building is a green building, a sustainable building. A dwelling that provides a healthy environment devoid of toxins in which people can eat, sleep, learn and work.