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EcoPelmet™ from Vertilux

You may think it is simply a blind in a pelmet, but Vertilux begs to differ.

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BY Aniqa Mannan

September 12th, 2013


The EcoPelmet™ System is the newest development in glazing and blind technology. Working to alleviate the pressure put on a building’s air-conditioning system, EcoPelmet™ is guaranteed to reduce energy output and running costs.

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Through testing, Vertilux found that the heated trapped air between a building’s perimeter glazing and the integral roller blinds causes the air-conditioning system to work overtime – a needlessly inefficient process. But the EcoPelmet™ uses the building’s concealed ceiling space as a return air plenum, meaning that the trapped heat is aspirated into the ceiling space and then removed by the building’s return air system.

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Working in combination with an integral Vertilux roller blind system, the system reduces solar heat gain. This translates to lower energy consumption of air supply fans in the building’s air-conditioning system.

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Reducing the demands made upon a building’s air-conditioning system (meaning lower specifications and running costs), the EcoPelmet™ System enables the roller blind and air-conditioning systems to work as one, which Vertilux view as an “important advancement in glazing and blind technology.”

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Independent tests for all Australian capital cities available on request.

Vertilux

vertilux.com.au

 


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