Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows were selected by ACT based architects May Russell for the CC Cares Facility at the Canberra College on the Woden Campus in the ACT. CC Cares is an educational facility for pregnant and parenting students from the ACT and surrounding districts.

May Russell sought a window solution that would not only provide ventilation for building users but also easily connect with the facility’s building management system (BMS). Louvre windows are usually avoided in education facilities due to perceived issues of safety and security. However, May Russell was confident that Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows would be suitable for this project. Having recently specified them in another project, the architects were familiar with the safety and security features of the windows.

Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows met all the requirements of the project including the ability to be operated manually or automated; no risk of building security being compromised if left open; excellent sealing supporting the air conditioning and eliminating any potential for air leakage; and good integration with the commercially available window suite system used throughout the building.

Safetyline Jalousie supplied 45 louvre windows measuring 850mm (6 blades) and 2224mm (16 blades) in height and 700mm-1330mm in width in a Monument Satin powder coated finish. The windows featured louvres made from 6mm Viridian ComfortSave clear toughened glass. The motorised operation allowed the louvre windows to be controlled by the BMS.