Skylight film installation reduces Barcelona shopping centre’s cooling costs

EWFA released today a case study about an installation carried out in the roof glazing of the Barcelona shopping centre - the Diagonal Mar.

The temperature logging showed that directly under the skylights, the Window Film reduced the temperature felt underneath the roof by about 20˚C!  Compared to the previous year, in June alone cooling costs were cut by over 11%, contributing to the estimated annual energy saving of over 20,000 EUR.

This shopping centre is one of the largest in Catalonia, covering 88,000 m2 and attracting over 16 million visitors a year. The three-story complex is capped by over 4,000m2 of skylights that flood the building with natural light and brilliant sunshine. As a result, restaurants, cafeterias and food stalls on the top-floor leisure zone suffered from soaring temperatures, and unbearable glare. 4,000 m2 of Silver 20 Window Film was installed over the entire roof glazing.

Arnin Bothe, EWFA Board Member and Managing Director of Hanita Europe highlighted the advantages of Window Film technology: “the Diagonal Mar is a great example of the different benefits Window Film brings to glazing surfaces. We are happy to know that thanks to our technology visitors of the shopping centre will have a much more pleasant experience at the Diagonal Mar from now on.”

Attachment: EWFA Case Study - April2015.pdf

600450 Skylight film installation reduces Barcelona shopping centre’s cooling costs glassonweb.com
Date: 23 April 2015
Source: www.ewfa.org

Others also read

Domotics and security, the RED directive, AENOR certification, CE certification on doors or energy efficiency labeling, among the issues to be analyzed in this first edition from the 21st to the 23rd of February in Hall 2 of the Feria de Madrid.
Due to the structural properties and mortise and tenon design of Acurlite’s system, the skylight framing members were assembled on the ground and craned into location.
The original shows its colours: State-of-the-art stand design and new developments at RENOLIT.
Installers can now get their hands on the Technic-AL flat aluminium rooflight.
Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) proudly supported the opening of MGM COTAI on Tuesday, February 13 2018. The resort is the latest addition to the MGM portfolio in Macau.
Daylighting information previously included as a fact sheet has been updated and posted as a web page by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA).

From industry

Portuetxe bidea 18
20018 San Sebastián (Gipuzkoa) Guipúzcoa
Spain

Schaliënhoevedreef 20-D,
2800 Mechelen
Belgium

Da Vincilaan 1,
1935 Zaventem
Belgium

NEWS RELATED PRODUCTS

Vitro Architectural Glass (Formerly PPG Glass)

Add new comment