Monodraught was formed by Professor Terry Payne over 30 years ago to pioneer the development of Vertical Balanced - Flue chimney systems. Since then the company has specialised in the development of natural ventilation systems and low energy concepts for the building environment. In May 2007, Monodraught was acquired by VKR Holding, a Danish family owned company with over 18,000 employees.
In 1982 Monodraught launched the WindCatcher Natural Ventilation system, which was based on the original Vertical Balanced - flue arrangement and encapsulates any prevailing wind to provide energy free, natural ventilation.
In 1995, Monodraught launched the SunPipe system and pioneered its development in the UK. Today more than 25,000 SunPipe systems per year are sold in the UK and SunPipes are now sold to 22 countries worldwide. There are 30 SunPipe Showrooms and Advice Centres in the UK.
Monodraught and IES have developed Performance Components, new way of modelling natural ventilation systems to help architects and consultants deliver low-maintenance, energy-efficient designs.
Monodraught's special natural ventilation strategy was implemented for the Diploma Exemplar Projects, enabling them to aim for BREEAM Excellent.
Building performance analysis specialist IES and Monodraught are to launch the first Performance Component, featuring their Windcatcher natural ventilation system, at Ecobuild 2012.
Monodraught Natural Strategy selected for award-winning new Visitor Centre for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust's headquarters in Trinity, Jersey.
Natural ventilation and daylighting specialist Monodraught Limited has appointed Robbert Alsem as Business Development Director.