The SolarWall® unglazed Transpired Solar Collector (uTSC) is a highly efficient solar air heating system that harnesses the sun’s energy to heat fresh, outdoor air for buildings. Installed as an ‘additional skin’ to a building’s southerly facing façade, the SolarWall® collector consists of either a pre-coated steel external profile, or flat aluminium rainscreen panel, which is perforated with thousands of tiny holes uniformly spaced cross the full face of the collector.
As solar radiation is absorbed by the SolarWall®, its outer surface is warmed and this solar heat conducts to the thermal boundary layer that lines the outer surface of the collector. This heated boundary layer of air is then drawn through the perforations into a specifically designed air cavity that is created between the SolarWall® collector and the original elevation behind. From here, the fresh, solar heated air can then be introduced directly into the building as ventilation air, or ducted directly into the buildings HVAC system, where it can be used as a pre-heater for the main heating system.
SolarDuct® is a solar air heating system for rooftops, based on the Solarwall® TSC technology.
We work with a range of supply chain partners to supply and install photovoltaic solutions to the building envelope, all compatible with Twin-Therm® Built-Up Roof and Wall system.
Green roofs can bring wide ranging economic and environmental benefits to a scheme and offer an alternative natural aesthetic. We work with supply chain partners, including Blackdown Horticultural, Knauf UrbanScape and Sky Garden and to provide a range of options to complement the building envelope.
Reducing storm water run off
Provides a sustainable drainage sytem (SuDS)
Reduced energy use
Reduced sound transfer
Reduces greenhouse gas emissions
Potentially increasing roof lifespan
Contributes to BREEAM
Aids with planning consent
Climate change litigation
Climate change adaptation
Increased biodiversity and wildlife
Improved air and water quality
Provides urban amenities