At Breezway, we believe buildings should be designed to work with nature. Altair Louvres allow air conditioning and artificial lights to be turned off letting natural light and fresh air to cool and ventilate the building. It’s a simple change in philosophy but one that can bring about significant energy savings.
Altair Louvres maximise natural ventilation by offering:
- Ventilation through the whole window area.
- Ventilation no matter which direction the wind is blowing.
- Maximum ventilation through large or unusually shaped window spaces.
- Ventilation through internal windows to further cool and refresh the building.
- The Altair Powerlouvre can be integrated into building management systems to open / close windows based on current weather conditions.
Altair Louvre Windows can achieve low Solar Heat Gain Coefficients between 0.3 and 0.72 when using glass blades. Alternatively using timber or aluminium blades can completely block out the sunlight while still allowing maximum ventilation through the window.
Altair Louvres seal 50% tighter than the standard required for residential windows and are rated for use in cyclonic areas.
Single glazed Altair Louvres with Low E coatings achieve good U-values that are better than many double glazed windows. In extremely cold climates, louvre-fixed lite-louvre combination windows are a good way to achieve good ventilation and very low U-values.