Levolux designed, supplied and installed the Infiniti glass fin solar shading solution at the headquarters of British Sugar in Peterborough.
Toughened laminated glass
Programmable adjustable fins
Infiniti Glass Fins
The building was designed to Passivhaus principles, which aim for better control of solar energy and good use of natural lighting. The glass envelope of the building at British Sugar HQ was specified (i) to permit the transmission of natural light and reduce artificial lighting demand and (ii) to reflect solar radiation.
Working with Bowmer & Kirkland, Levolux developed an intelligent solar shading solution, comprising two rows of vertical Infiniti glass fins, fitted to south-, east- and west-facing elevations. The 750mm wide by 4.2m high Infiniti glass fins were installed at a pitch of 750 mm.
The Levolux Infiniti glass fin solar shading solution was linked to the integrated building management system to optimise performance, with the position of the Infiniti glass fins automatically adjusting in response to the movement of the sun. In enabling this, employees and visitors to British Sugar HQ are able to benefit from improved comfort levels due to reduced solar heat gain and glare affecting the development’s internal environment.
Levolux strives to provide value to its clients by solving technical problems, developing commercial solutions and managing technical risks. In this case, we delivered a robust system that will continue to benefit all stakeholders for many years to come.
Bowmer & Kirkland (Main Contractor)