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Article Date: 20th July 2016

Monodraught - Natural Ventilation at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Tealby Building

Battersea Dogs Home - Natural Ventilation - Natural Daylight System

Monodraught - Battesea Dogs & Cats Home

Monodraught are pleased to have been part of the re-development at Battersea Dogs and Cats home to create a state-of-the-art facility for vulnerable animals in the city of London. A range of our systems were installed in the Tealby building which was opened by Her Majesty the Queen, a patron of the charity last year.

The £4.9m project allowed the charity to have new kennels built, making dogs more comfortable including such measures as; not allowing the dogs to see each other, avoiding intimidation, plus its own outdoor area and underfloor heating.

Monodraught - Battesea Dogs & Cats HomeMonodraught were able to supply Sunpipe systems to bring natural light into the corridor area. The Sunpipe natural daylight system directs sunlight into the corridor from roof level. The Sunpipe collects daylight using a patented Diamond dome, using a silverised PVD coated mirror-finished aluminium tube to transfer light to the kennels, with a ceiling diffuser evenly distributing the light around the kennels.

A Windcatcher system was installed in each of the 8 blocks of 7 kennels including Monodraught’s patented “No-Leak guarantee” active Louvre modulating aerofoil louvre technology.

Monodraught - Battesea Dogs & Cats HomeBy installing a variety of sustainability measures including Monodraught’s own natural ventilation system, as well as Solar control, high thermal mass, air source heat pumps and a long, photovoltaic canopy the building was granted a top BREEAM accreditation.

There are many benefits to installing a natural ventilation system including the economic benefit of using natural energy thus being sustainable energy in action by using wind pressure and the natural stack effect of thermal buoyancy, natural ventilation does not use any fossil fuelled energy but relies on harnessing wind power and the thermal rise of warm air to be used in a controlled and sophisticated way.

It’s also healthier; natural ventilation brings in a steady supply of fresh air into the building, topping up the oxygen level, whilst at the same time expelling stale air to atmosphere using the natural buoyancy of thermal forces.

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