|Project||University of Northampton Innovation Centre|
|CAB member||Powdertech (Corby)|
|System||Solar shading fins|
The striking design of the Innovation Centre incorporates an extensive solar shading system. Vertical solar shading fins on the north, east and west side of the building shade the windows from summer sun and moderate solar gain. During winter they help insulate the glass by acting as a windbreak. On the south side, horizontal fins reduce glare and solar heat gain in summer and allow low winter sunlight to shine through in the colder darker months.
Powdertech(Corby) coated over 1800 individual sections comprising fins, end plates and brackets. The powder coating has excellent gloss retention, resistance to corrosion and UV light.