Ensuring a comfortable environment for customers and staff

Klondyke Garden Centre

Key objectives

Klondyke asked us to help them create a comfortable environment for their customers and staff

  • Increase comfort
  • Reduce Energy Costs

Challenge

The layout of the newly refurbished building, saw three automatic entry doors positioned in such a way that they were facing the prevailing wind, meaning that rain and wind could enter the building whenever the doors opened.  This not only makes for an uncomfortable internal environment for customers and staff, it could also mean an increase in energy costs.

Solution

Three Microshield air barriers were installed above each automatic door.  The air barriers create a laminar flow of air, thus creating a virtual door and ensuring no thermal transfer.  The strength of airflow produced by the Enershield counteracted the prevailing winds without being intrusive to customers.

This garden centre has now achieved their objective of creating a more comfortable environment by reducing heat loss our the automatic doors whilst preventing cold air from entering the building.  The air barriers also help reduce the ingress of external pollutants and flying insects, odours and dust were also eliminated, making a cleaner internal environment.

Additionally, as the air barrier draws in ambient air from above, it achieves an element of destratification by bringing hot air down, further reducing heating costs. 

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