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Saanich Recreation Center Saanich, B.C. Canada
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Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 6 retractable oversized power screens Motorized Executive Screens by Phantom® SheerWeave 2360 Oyster / Beige 90% sun & UV blockage, 10% openness Fully automated with sun and wind sensor Island Screening Systems
Client’s need: The District of Saanich, in Victoria, B.C., needed
to address a solar heat issue at the Gordon Head Recreation Center. The west facing wall of windows allowed excess sun into the pool area of the building during sunny afternoons, resulting in an uncomfortable build-up of heat in the interior.
Solution: Island Screening Systems installed Executive units to cover
six of the eight windows on the west side of the building. The client decided to use a completely automated system with a sun and wind sensor that monitors the brightness level and deploys the screens prior to the sun hitting the west side walls. This has improved the effectiveness of the system by bringing the screens in place before solar heat gain occurs. The sensor also retracts the screens in excessive winds, which staff previously had difficulty monitoring. Installing Executive screens on the exterior and using lighter colored fabric further enhances the heat reflection away from the window surfaces. “There is a noticeable difference with the temperature on the deck. I just had the sun sensor / wind sensor installed and found this is making an even bigger difference. Something that we weren’t expecting is in the evening when the sun is setting the life guards were having great difficulty seeing across the deck because of the glare off the water. The screens have made a huge difference. This has greatly increased the safety of the patrons.” John McKain Building Service Worker II Supervisor, Gordon Head Rec. Center District of Saanich, Victoria, B.C.
Published on Apr 27, 2010
Saanich, B.C. Canada To learn more about Phantom’s retractable screen solutions, go to www.phantomscreens.com.