Hardware & glazing systems
Natural louvered facade ventilators now available in North America
March 27, 2014 By The Colt Group
March 27, 2014 – The Colt Group’s Coltlite natural louvered ventilators are now available from The Bilco Company in all North American markets. This dual-purpose product provides buildings with both day-to-day ventilation and smoke control to aid building evacuation in the event of a fire.
March 27, 2014 – The Colt Group’s Coltlite natural louvered ventilators
are now available from The Bilco Company in all North American markets.
This dual-purpose product provides buildings with both day-to-day
ventilation and smoke control to aid building evacuation in the event of
a fire. Coltlite is offered with a number of louver and control options to complement any architectural design and to meet the ventilation requirements of any building.
Naturally ventilated buildings are generally less expensive to construct and maintain than those that are mechanically ventilated alone. They offer a lower environmental impact through reduced energy demand, which results in lower emissions of carbon dioxide and other combustion products. Further,the addition of fresh air and natural daylight creates a more pleasant, productive, and healthy working environment for building occupants.
The Coltlite natural ventilator is available in several standard louver designs, each offering a unique appearance and performance to meet the design requirements of any building. Models are available with double pane louvers, single-pane louvers and aluminum louvers that can be specified with a powder coat finish to match a building’s façade. Double-pane louvers are also available in a thermally broken design to minimize heat loss for reduced carbon emissions into the environment and maximum energy efficiency.
The Coltlite control options allow building design professionals to easily integrate natural ventilation into an automated climate control system. In addition to the standard manual operation, products can be specified for electric or pneumatic operation and set to open and close as required for proper mixed mode ventilation. With a small initial investment, these systems can provide a highly energy-efficient solution to maintain a good internal climate, low humidity levels, and extremely low running and maintenance costs. In addition to climate control, the Coltlite control options allow the product to be used as a smoke control system in an emergency situation. These systems save lives by providing smoke-free escape and access routes for building occupants and improving visibility to aid firefighting efforts. They also protect building contents from smoke damage and reduce the overall risk of damage to the building.
Coltlite natural louvered ventilators are custom-fabricated to meet virtually any size or building ventilation requirements. Products feature aluminum construction and are available with a number of finish and louver glazing options.
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