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Article Date: 14th October 2016

Monodraught - Fresh Air, Low-Carbon Solution for Macmillan Cancer Care Centre

Natural Ventilation - External Louvre - Low Carbon - Low Energy

Monodraught Macmillan Cancer Centre

The East Surrey Macmillan Cancer Support Centre was developed through a partnership between Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support. It was opened in February 2016 by a previous patient. The cancer support centre offers those affected by cancer additional holistic care in a friendly, informal and non-clinical environment.

The Circular ABS 550 Windcatcher systems were installed in 2 therapy rooms and 2 quiet rooms and will provide natural ventilation for staff, patients and visitors. This is an energy free natural ventilation solution encompassing the benefits of both top-down and passive stack ventilation. The system consists of an external louvre bank protected internally by an anti-bird mesh and internally divided. The simple, but effective design of the system provides fresh air during the daytime as well as night-time cooling.

There are a number of benefits of using this system. By using a natural ventilation system the centre is able to reduce CO2 levels by expelling stale air and also maintaining a comfortable fresh environment. Natural ventilation ensures that the system will not be affected by changing energy costs and low maintenance means there are is little need for disturbing the calm environment at the centre. The cost effective and low maintenance system means that funds can be focused on supporting staff and patients.

Monodraught are committed to working in an ethical and responsible manner. Our products and services are low-carbon and low-energy solutions which help people be in a healthier natural built environment. We are always keen to extend these strong ethical credentials into ways to contribute to our local and wider community.

On 10th October we hosted our own Macmillan coffee morning for the second year. Staff competed for best baker and best decorated cake. We will update our social channels with fundraising totals and of course the winning cake!

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