Saanich Recreation Center
- Gordon Head Recreation Center is located in Saanich, B.C. Featuring four pools, 3000 sq ft fitness centre, and 1400 sq ft dance/fitness studio, this recreation centre offers a wide variety of activities for all ages.
- 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.
- 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 SheerWeave mesh in Oyster finish (90% sun & UV blockage, 10% openness) further enhances the heat reflection away from the window surfaces.
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