“We have been looking at the results since SolaVeil as installed and are so impressed with the savings and benefits we would like to install it throughout the whole school.”
SUE BRATTLE
Head of School. Loose Infant School
Loose Infant School
During a recent review of Kent Councils Eco Schools Project, Energy Manager Steve Baggs identified SolaVeil as the perfect energy solution to conduct an energy saving trial.

Loose School suffered from a problem common to most glazed buildings; how to use our free energy source, the sun, without the unwelcome solar heat gain, glare and damaging UV.

Loose School classroom internal temperatures had lead to excessive use of windows blinds, darkening the classrooms interior and heavy reliance on artificial fluorescent lighting. In the I.T. suite, localised air conditioning was installed to keep ambient temperatures tolerable.

SolaVeil, tailored to the exact needs of the school has been installed in 4 classrooms so far, as a low cost refurbishment. The initial results are very positive, significant energy savings are evident and the internal learning environment much improved. With the use of the existing window blinds reduced, an added benefit has been an improvement to the schools external appearance.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments
Classroom Teacher says “I’m very happy with the installation and there is a much better light in the classroom”. (Badger Class)

“Classroom is a happier and calmer environment”.

Parents have commented on how “the classrooms look much smarter”.
Following the SolaVeil installation the glare issues have been greatly reduced.

“I very often suffered migraines, but have had none since the SolaVeil installation”. (Teacher Fox Class)

The external appearance is much more attractive, uniformed and smart.

The Bursar and Head Teacher are giving serious consideration to the removal of the air conditioning unit in the ITC classroom which will save £120 p/a from servicing and maintenance fees.

Blinds are to be removed from the ITC classroom as they are no longer needed.
Project Details
Industry Sector Education Local Authority
Business Driver Energy Reduction
Environment Glare
Product SolaVeil Daylight
Benefits Lower temperatures
More natural daylight
Calming effect on pupils
Blinds removed
Cooler interior
Lower energy costs
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“We were impressed with how in low light conditions SolaVeil reflects light back into the office space and reduces lighting energy consumption and light pollution to the surrounding environment.”
DARRELL MARCHAND
Environment & Economy – Property Team at Oxford County Council
Oxford County Council Head Quarters
Oxford County Council: Building Refurbishment
reduces carbon emissions and energy for council.

When Oxford County Council began refurbishing its headquarters building in early 2009, new and innovative Carbon Reduction technology SolaVeil® was chosen as the right environmental solution to help the council achieve optimum levels of natural daylight and address some of the temperature issues experienced within the building and reduce energy costs and carbon emissions in the long-term.

Prior to this refurbishment, increasingly frequent requests from staff to address summertime overheating issues, (with some suggestions that cooling be re-introduced across the building) were received. An extension to the existing HVac system was likely to cost £750K and significantly increase operational building running costs.

Following a SolaVeil® test installation, the building was subjected to a complete SolaVeil® Building Energy Reduction solution.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments
“Our primary driver was to get more natural daylight. We looked at a few different options to gain better levels of natural light, but in the end we were impressed with SolaVeil. The technology had the ability to provide ‘glare free’ daylight to the working environment which made
window blinds redundant, and it also controlled sunlight glare.”

“Our secondary issues were that during the summer months, Oxford County Council experiences uncomfortable temperatures in the office building and although we had undertaken a number of different steps to improve this, the refurbishment offered the chance to further improve the temperature issues in the council buildings and we thought SolaVeil could help assist with the temperature levels in the offices. We therefore decided to do an initial trial installation in one area and following that we installed SolaVeil on two floors of the building, and subsequently the entire building.”
Project Details
Industry Sector Public Sector Commercial
Business Driver

Reduced Energy
Reduced CO2
ROI <3 Years

Product SolaVeil Daylight
SolaVeil Duo Blind
Benefits Lower temperatures
Enhanced dalight
Greater Staff Comfort
Reduced Glare
Reduced Energy
Reduced CO2
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“We’ve seen how this product works, we’ve seen the testing results, and we’ve seen that other organisations across the UK have benefited from carbon savings. We definitely expect WJEC to see the full impact SolaVeil will have in terms of energy cost-cutting in the future.”
ALEX ROBERTSON
Capita Architecture
Welsh Joint Education Commitee Cardiff
SolaVeil technology choice, compliments new
headquarters to encourage lower future Energy Usage.

When the WJEC decided to build its new headquarters in Cardiff, main architect Capita Architecture decided that SolaVeil would be the perfect solution to help WJEC reduce the buildings long term energy usage.

WJEC decided it would develop a new headquarters for the charity and its 300 employees and work began in August 2007. The project team involved in the new development included Capita Architecture.

SolaVeils ground breaking daylighting technology was chosen as it allowed natural daylight into the building whilst reducing the twin problems of glare and heat gain. Lowering these two key energy factors make a major contribution to the buildings ability to reduce energy consumption in the long-term.

Employees were convinced by the technology right from the start and they have been impressed with the environmental effect SolaVeil has had inside the building. The increased natural daylight, reduction in glare and even light distribution, creates a better and more natural working environment.


 

 

 

 

 

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“SolaVeil has made a significant difference to the temperature of the offices where it has been fitted. It has also improved the lighting and controlled glare in the offices and has simply made the building a more comfortable place to work in. I’m sure that WJEC will benefit from reduced solar glare and energy bills in the long term.”

Paul Hindmarsh, Facilities Manager WJEC

Project Details
Industry Sector Education Charity
Business Driver Energy Reduction
Enabling Technology
Product SolaVeil Daylight
Benefits Reduced artificial light
Lower internal temperatures
More natural daylight
Greater staff comfort
Reduced energy use
Reduced CO2 emissions
 
Register Your Interest
If you are interested in any of our products or you would like further information please give us a call to speak with one of our advisors on
01885 410 257
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“ASDA Stores utilise increasing daylighting to provide their customers with an improved shopping experience as well as reducing carbon emissions. SolaVeil® employed daylighting systems help to create a visually stimulating and productive environment for the stores users..”
Stewart Bunney
ASDA Stores
ASDA Super Stores Tunbridge Wells
ASDAs new supermarket store in Tunbridge Wells, opened in January 2012, benefits from a SolaVeil engineered daylighting solution that significantly reduces glare and solar heat gain at the checkout area, plus utilising more natural daylight.

ASDA Stores utilise increasing daylighting usage to provide their customers with an improved shopping experience as well as reducing carbon emissions. SolaVeil® employed daylighting systems help to create a visually stimulating and productive environment for the stores users.

Asda’s parent company Walmart has a great deal of experience with the implementation of daylighting strategies and the benefits they bring to customers, staff and the environment.

In stores and departments that utilise a well designed daylighting strategy, retail sales are higher and staff express their preference to work in natural daylight.

Sales in retail stores employing a daylighting strategy have also been found to be as high as 40% higher than that in a comparable non daylit store. (Source: HESCHONG MAHONE GROUP Skylighting and Retail Sales. An Investigation into the Relationship Between Daylighting and Human Performance.)


 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

The SolaVeil® glare control component of the installation (SolaVeil® EGC), is sufficiently visible to remove the need for any additional manifestation and therefore provided additional cost savings on the project.

SolaVeil® provides greater daylighting, reduced glare, improved thermal comfort and forms part of the stores manifestation requirements.

The SolaVeil® installation at Tunbridge Wells formed part of the refurbishment of the supermarket from the original Wickes on the site.

All front facing glazing has a SolaVeil® treatment providing a uniformed appearance both internally and externally.

Project Details
Industry Sector Retail
Business Driver Thermal Comfort
Glare Reduction
Daylighting
Product SolaVeil Daylight
Benefits Natural Daylight
Lower Temperatures
Customer Experience
Staff Comfort
Glare Control
Cleaner Environment
Register Your Interest
If you are interested in any of our products or you would like further information please give us a call to speak with one of our advisors on
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ASDAs new supermarket store in Tunbridge Wells to benefit from SolaVeil Engineered Daylight solution ...more
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Welsh Technology Company in Whitehall Success
Manufactured and distributed by Cardiff based company Daylight Business Solutions, SolaVeil® has been one of the outstanding successes of the recent Technology Strategy Board Competition ...more