Fire costs money. The cost as a consequence of fire, including property damage, human casualties and lost business, was estimated at £2.5 billion in the UK. If a fire does occur, then occupants must be protected.
SE Controls offers a comprehensive range of natural and powered Smoke Heat and Exhaust Ventilation systems (SHEV) suitable for any size and type of building.
Systems are designed to facilitate the safe escape of occupants in the event of a fire and to enable the fire to be fought in its early stages.
Natural ventilation improves indoor environments, reduces CO2 emissions and is cost efficient. Adaptive natural ventilation systems are less costly than traditional HVAC systems, being cheaper to install, run and maintain. With buildings currently consuming almost half of all commercial energy usage, producing 50% of carbon emissions, adaptive natural ventilation is leading the way for a sustainable future. SE Controls are passionate about delivering energy efficient buildings with productive, healthy indoor environments; occupant productivity is significantly improved when thermal comfort and indoor air quality are optimised.
The use of actuators to automate windows can be used in both natural and smoke ventilation systems by reacting to sensors (rather than human response to stimuli) to control the level of comfort within an indoor environment, or to clear smoke to aid in the means of escape or firefighting operations. Automating a façade can also provide convenience for building occupants. Large heavy vents can be easily operated and held at various angles where appropriate to ensure the level of ventilation is sufficient.