Combining Performance with Visual Appeal
Suneal is Technal’s brise soleil sun shading system which provides specifiers, contractors and building occupiers with highly efficient solar control and the highest standards of architectural aesthetics.
Used extensively internationally, this is a multi-functional addition to the façade which will:
The Widest Choice of Solar Control Solutions
The Suneal sun shading system offers an exceptionally wide choice of options to give specifiers even greater freedom of expression, choice to ensure occupier comfort and to meet their sustainability objectives.
Blade options for Suneal include:
For more information about Suneal brise soleil, you can download our technical brochure here.
A Highly Sustainable Solution
The Suneal system has been developed to help address sustainability requirements and to minimise a building’s carbon footprint. Its environmental benefits which will improve the thermal performance of a building include:
• Generating renewable energy – Suneal has the option of fitting efficient photovoltaic blades for the supply of renewable energy to the building whilst providing effective solar control.
• Passive solar protection – Suneal reduces the reliance on mechanical cooling systems, generating reductions in energy consumption.
• Maximising natural light – The system allows high levels of natural light into the building, reducing the need for artificial lighting.
Fully Compatible and Easy to Install
It can be fixed directly to the curtain walling or to an independent structure whilst maintaining visual consistency, and louvre blades can be integrated with standard cladding.
Suneal is easy to install by any Technal fabricator and is supplied in kit form ready for assembly, minimising work on site.
Extensive Wind Tunnel Testing
Extensive tests were carried out to develop sizing charts for Suneal according to a building’s orientation, location, wind pressure and snow loads – an invaluable aid to specification.
The wind testing took place at a climatic test centre in Nantes, France, using a high speed wind tunnel which is 6m wide and 5m high, and can generate wind speeds of up to 250km/h. Here, the Suneal system was tested using sections comprising three blades with spacing between each equal to the width of a blade and fixed to a steel structure in the wind tunnel.
The tests comprised progressive wind speeds increasing from 0 to 160km/h; intervals of 10 minutes at 160km/h – even though an event of such a speed would generally only last for just a few seconds; wind speeds rapidly increasing to 210km/h for 10 seconds before reducing back to 0. The tests were all successful with no permanent deflection or damage to the blades.
Watch a short video of the wind tunnel test (opens in a new window)
Finishes to Complement Any Building Envelope
Finishes for Suneal are designed to complement any building envelope and include:
Our technical team can provide assistance with design and calculations for Suneal to meet your specific project requirements and by using TechTouch – our dedicated energy simulation software package – to optimise solar gain and light transmission.
For more information about Suneal sun shading, you can download our technical brochure here.
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