ADAPTIVE, RESPONSIVE AND HIGH-PERFORMING
Architect and Interiors India|March 2021
NOT ONLY DO WINDOW AND FENESTRATION SYSTEMS DEFINE THE AESTHETIC LOOK OF A BUILT STRUCTURE; BUT NOW, THEY ALSO CONTRIBUTE TO ITS ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND THE WELLNESS OF ITS INHABITANTS

In today’s realm of residential skyscrapers and mixed-use buildings, the strongest impact is arguably made by the building’s elevations and the fenestration systems that deck up these elevations. It inevitably sets the tone for the building as a whole. Buildings have evolved from being predominantly passive systems to having high levels of internal control, thus, causing fenestration design to be a major component in achieving energy efficiency.

Window systems today are engineered with a definitive purpose, to function not only as a visually appealing design expression but also enhance the energy efficiency, and overall quality of the interior environment and also provide acoustic qualities. With an explosion of new materials to explore and incredible technological advancements, fenestration design and window systems are at their most innovative, and functionally proficient, stage today.

Windows systems play multiple roles including supplying daylight, providing views, acting as ventilators, noise and heat insulators and glare protectors. They not only add to aesthetics but are also a significant component of heating and cooling costs. Building owners opt for the most efficient façade and fenestration system which contribute to the energy efficiency of the building and thereby its operational costs.

Trending terms like ‘smart’ and ‘high-performance windows’ are revolutionising the fenestration industry. Development in technology and architecture has given way to new-age building products which are more adaptive, responsive to the environment and the occupants.

HIGH-PERFORMANCE WINDOWS

Under the high-performing category, we have the products such as the ‘Thermal Break Windows’, which is a major innovation that addresses extreme climatic conditions with its multi-chamber profiles, that provide better insulation of heat and sound as compared to cold profiles.

“Thermal Break windows are tightly shut to cut down outside heat and maintain room temperatures. The heat resistance windows by Geeta Aluminium keep the house precisely insulated in summers and also consist of a three-barrier system, which helps in air infiltration. The multi-point locking system is available for better sealing between the profiles and the usage of bigger panels helps in achieving higher thermal efficiency. Installation of thermal break windows also assists in LEED certification of Green Buildings,” explains Atin Thacker, marketing director, Geeta Aluminiun.

Geeta Aluminium’s latest innovation is SLIMO range exclusively designed for bungalows and luxury apartments. In this, the locking unlike the conventional windows is hidden in the frame itself. All you see is one clear stash. These windows are equipped with concealed lock system and large openings providing an uninterrupted view of the world outside. It not only provides a one-touch smooth operation but also adds an elegant look to the aesthetics of your surroundings. Alongside aesthetics, slim series have properties that shut out disturbances like noise, dust, water thereby ensuring good functionality and making your house feel comfortable.

A great deal of customer satisfaction is observed in the use of uPVC which made it the most recurrent and concurrent material for windows today. High-performance uPVC windows are very fine insulators of heat ensuring reduced cooling load in the interiors. This in turn lowers the CFC emissions creating better indoor air quality. Double or triple glazing decreases the sound transmission and the U-value of the unit significantly. Having an expected lifespan of 35 years, uPVC systems can be custom-made with the desired amount of toughness for high-rise structures.

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