As a manufacturer of natural ventilation and solar shading systems, Duco Ventilation & Sun Control boasts a well-thought-out combination of ventilation plus solar shading in one and the same product with the DucoTwin range. There are numerous variants available within this range which means there is... More
As a manufacturer of natural ventilation and solar shading systems, Duco Ventilation & Sun Control boasts a well-thought-out combination of ventilation plus solar shading in one and the same product with the DucoTwin range. There are numerous variants available within this range which means there is a package on hand for every situation.
The importance of effective external solar shading cannot be underestimated nowadays. Many façades are often built using large areas of glazing so if the sun is given free rein, it can soon become uncomfortably hot in the building. Thermal comfort is one of the conditions nonetheless for a healthy and comfortable indoor climate. The application of external solar shading enables a building’s cooling load to be reduced substantially.
Duco goes a step further with the DucoTwin range, since it combines ventilation plus solar shading in one and the same product. The window ventilators provide sufficient fresh air indoors, even if the solar shading awning is down. These ventilators (DucoTwin 50 ‘ZR’ and DucoTwin 120 ‘ZR’) are perfectly capable of being used in Duco’s Demand-Controlled Natural Ventilation Systems.
CO2 control All ventilators are electronically controlled in the electronic variant (TwinTronic 120). Moreover, the CO2-based control ensure that the ventilators will open wider automatically in the event of increased concentrations of carbon dioxide and close again once indoor air quality is adequate. All ventilators in the DucoTwin range are also available in an acoustic variant (AK). This makes them suitable for application in projects where noise levels are an issue.
Solar shading on an extension bracket: CAP In addition to standard and acoustic variants, these ventilators are also available in optional ‘FIX’ and ‘CAP’ versions. With the ‘FIX’ version the solar shading is stormproof and can be used in winds up to storm force 10. Moreover, the textile fabric keeps insects out when the windows are open, with the solar shading awning rolled up.
With the ‘CAP’ version the solar shading awning is mounted on an extension bracket, that drops down vertically at first and then automatically extends outward to a maximum angle of 90°. This means the heat from the sun doesn’t stand a chance, but enough light is still let in for an agreeable ambiance indoors.