Energy Efficiency

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Automated Windows are best for High Level Natural Ventilation

The fact that air rises as it heats up has been used for centuries as a way to draw fresh, cooler air into a building. This is one of the prime reasons that double height voids and windows positioned close to the ceiling are common features of naturally comfortable...

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Breezway to Present at Pacific Building Trade Expo 2015

Breezway’s very own Territory Manager, Shawn Moseley will be speaking at this year's Pacific Building Trade Expo on Tuesday November 17th, 2015. The event brings together the design and construction industries for a full day of stimulating seminars, networking...

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Light and Shadow when using Breezway Louver Windows

IMG_9721a_lowresLight and Shadow when using Breezway Louver Windows

With almost the entire eastern façade of the Breezway Head Office (in Australia) made up of a wall of Breezway Altair Louver Windows there are two characteristics of our building that most visitors comment on….1) How pleasant it is to feel the breeze and 2) How much natural light streams into our building.

There’s another aspect that I really enjoy which few visitors get to see because it only happens first thing in the morning when the sun is low in the sky – and that is the light patterns caused by the angled, open blades.

Our Breezway Louver Windows have green tinted glass blades to reduce the amount of heat entering the building in the form of sunlight. The sunlight passing through the tinted blades and the sunlight passing between the tinted blades forms geometric patterns on the walls and floors.

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Comparing the energy efficiency of ‘Esky’ buildings

Years ago I attended a week long training course in the conference center of a large hotel right on the beachfront. The food was pretty good but the conference room felt a bit like a dungeon! There were no windows at all and one of the presenters had this cruel theory...

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Enjoy the day while reducing your electricity bill

IMG_0212Enjoy the day while reducing your electricity bill – open your office windows!

It’s a beautiful winter’s day in Brisbane today: blue skies, 23C with a breeze blowing from the west. Unlike most other office workers around the city today, I can actually feel the breeze. It’s not because I’m working outside though, it’s because the air conditioning is off and the office windows are open. No, I don’t work in a small home office, the Breezway head office here in the suburb of Coorparoo has a floor area of 660m2 spread over 3 floors.

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The Double Glazing Myth(s)

“For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” - H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) The energy efficiency of a building is influenced by many different design aspects. Orientation, insulation, ventilation, shading, sealing and building size...

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New Hurricane Yasi Video

A new video on Hurricane Yasi (i.e. Cyclone Yasi in Australia) is now available to watch on the video page of the Breezway website. Breezway Louver Windows seal tight to withstand positive and negative wind pressures (of up to 180m/hr) such as those experienced during...

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New Ventilation Video

The latest Breezway video highlights the contribution that ventilation makes to the energy efficiency of a building and compares the percentage of the overall window area of various window types that can be opened to allow ventilation. As any louver lover would know,...

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New Video on the Energy Efficiency of Breezway Louvers

At Breezway, we believe buildings should be designed to work with nature, rather than being sealed up and fighting against it. This short video provides many great examples on how Breezway Louver Windows can be incorporated into residential designs to create a...

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New Natural Ventilation Case Study Video

Naturally ventilated office buildings have sparked a lot of interest lately. Breezway has taken the initiative to produce a new video on the Breezway Head Office (in Australia) as a professional case study example of how using natural ventilation in a commerical...

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