Warm daylighting for colder regions
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Kalwall with Lumira aerogel insulation
Public and private sector architects in colder regions are specifying Kalwall with Lumira aerogel insulation (previously called Nanogel), for daylighting projects.
This makes the high performance insulation of translucent walls and roofs and the conservation of energy particularly.
Recent Kalwall plus Lumira aerogel projects in Scotland, supplied and fixed by SD Systems, include a sports hall at Aberdeen Grammar School, the Rainbow nursery for childcare, a student dining-room extension at Turriff Academy (image) and refurbishment of the swimming-pool at Andrew Carnegie leisure centre.
Further north and one of the most extreme examples is the remote Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska's interior.
Lumira aerogel, the world's lightest and best insulating solid, dramatically increases thermal insulation with U values as low as 0.28W/m2K.
Used within the Kalwall translucent cladding and rooflighting system, this means that architects and designers can now create large areas of daylighting in walls and roofs, which can be as energy efficient as an insulated solid wall.
In addition, the natural light diffusing performance and elimination of stark contrasts of glare and shadow creates a soft, evenly diffused museum-quality light which creates a high comfort level for occupants, while reducing the running costs of air-conditioning, heating and artificial lighting.
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Kalwall translucent cladding from Stoakes Systems has been used at Translink’s new Adelaide Road Maintenance Depot in Belfast.
Lumira aerogel (previously called Nanogel), inside full height Kalwall, was used at the end of a 25m swimming pool in The William Penn Leisure Centre at Rickmansworth.
Kalwall cladding floods the sales floor with diffused daylight and at night, the Kalwall emits an attractive glow from the internal lighting.
Stoakes Systems case study on the Kalwall diffused daylighting system chose by The Wine Society to save energy and create well lit working conditions.
Stoakes Systems latest case study explains why Kalwall panels were specified by the architect as part of the refurbishment of a failed pyramid roof of a large bank Data Centre in Scotland.