Kindow Rollers are optimal for installment within the window frames and are very effective in reducing cooling loads. Our Rollers result in a orderly appearance of the workspace and a uniform building facade. When cloudy, Kindow Rollers are fully retracted to have a full unobstructed view and allow for maximal daylight.
Kindow Rollers adapt to the position of the sun, going up or down to an optimal height automatically, to prevent direct sunlight from a desk and computer screen. This way the unwanted glare and overheating are prevented, while daylight admission and view are optimized. When cloudy, Kindow Rollers are fully retracted to have a full unobstructed view and allow for maximal daylight.
When there are no people present, energy demand for cooling or heating becomes leading. Cooling demand will be minimized by fully closing the blinds. Heating demand is minimized by fully opening the blinds.
At night all systems in the building will be open or closed depending on the user’s demands for appearance and the reduction of cooling/heating. When the blinds are fully closed at night they offer an extra insulating layer.
Kindow partners with the research group Building Performance Simulation of the Technical University of Eindhoven (TUe) to quantify the effect on energy usage and user comfort with scientific building simulation models. The performance of our products becomes clear by comparing it to a reference application of automated exterior screens that will fully close when the sun is on the facade.
* These system performances are the result of scientific research by the TU Eindhoven and give an indicative estimate rather than a given result. These performances are for new buildings with efficient installations for cooling, warming and heating, and based on a south-oriented facade with solar control glazing (ZTA 0,3 en LTA 0,7) and daylight controlled lighting switches.
** Automation based on solar radiation outside: the system will close completely when solar radiation exceeds 200W per m2.
*** Daylight autonomy reflects the percentage of occupied time when daylight has a potency of mimimum 300lux, 4 meters into the space.
**** View is expressed in occupied time with unhindered view (being able to look outside in a straight line from desk or workarea).