Levolux helps Lancaster University building achieve BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating

Levolux brise soleil and specially design solar ‘chimneys’ prevent overheating and cool this new building at Lancaster University.
A ‘solar chimney’ system designed by Levolux drives ventilation in a new building at Lancaster University to prevent the build up of heat. Resembling tall glass towers, the five ‘chimneys’ were fitted to the southern elevation of the Statistics Centre. The fronts are glass, with ducts on the rear feeding into the building. The Sun heats the air that is trapped in the chimneys, which rises and draws warm air out of the building. Cooler air then enters the building at other points. The building has achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and is shorted listed for RIBA award. Levolux brise soleil between the solar chimneys reduces heat gain, reducing the requirement for air conditioning and its associated carbon emissions.
For more information on this story, click here:Sept, 08 109
Related links:
Related articles:



modbs tv logo

Dr Gavin Dunn: Managing responsibility

Dr Gavin Dunn, CEO of CABE discusses how the industry needs to handle responsibility better. 

Facilities Show 2019

Facilities Show's Director, Chris Edwards tells us what to expect from this year's exhibition.

Calendar