As the sunniest continent on earth1, glass plays an important part in Australia’s modern architecture. With natural light in office buildings proven to be beneficial for health and wellbeing, glass continues to dominate our building façades.
But, while air conditioning has enabled us to transform potential greenhouses into light-filled yet comfortable living environments, it also requires excessive energy consumption – the antithesis of sustainable building design. As developers come under increasing pressure to create greener buildings, simple yet highly effective energy efficient solution providers, such as Verosol, are finally getting the industry recognition they deserve.
As the global leader in solar control fabrics, Verosol’s most recent innovation – 202 SilverScreen Performance semi-transparent metallised fabric – has already featured in some of Australia’s most exciting and sustainable projects. Barangaroo Tower 3 – a stunning 39 level glass façade building in the heart of Sydney harbour, utilised SilverScreen 205 Performance, whilst Green Square Library – a 3,000 sqm glass-covered public facility, utilised Verosol’s SilverScreen 202 Performance – in both projects, blinds have played a critical role in helping both buildings to remain cool while achieving impressive 6 and 5 Star Green Star ratings, respectively.
Developed in Europe, 202 & 205 SilverScreen Performance fabrics are world leaders in reflection and have already been awarded Greenguard Gold certification, with the ability to reflect up to 85% of solar heat and light combined with the lowest-e (emissivity) rating. Unlike other blind and shutter alternatives, SilverScreen fabrics also provide openness factors as low as 2%; meaning that customers can enjoy unparalleled heat, light and UV protection without compromising on views and the connection to the outdoors and nature that glass façades offer.
As well as being inherently flame retardant and anti-static, therefore dust repellent, SilverScreen fabrics are suitable for use in a wide range of blind options, including Roman, roller and panel glide, to fit in seamlessly with any interior design preferences.
For more information about Verosol’s 202 and 205 SilverScreen Performance fabrics, visit verosolspecifications.com.au.