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The “Greenest Building in North America” Uses Ductsox Under Floor Air Distribution!

Billed as the “Greenest Building in North America,” the new Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), is one of only a handful of buildings worldwide that will provide “net positive” benefits to the environment. It reduces UBC’s carbon emissions, powers itself and a neighbouring building with renewable and waste energy, creates drinking water from rain, and treats wastewater onsite.

To ensure proper distribution of airflow within their Under Floor Air Distribution (UFAD) system, Stantec Engineering included the Ductsox Under Floor product, UnderFloorSox (UFSox). The product contributed to an easier installation and provided the correct temperature distribution creating a comfortable environment for occupants.

Ductsox UFSox systems are expressly designed to work with raised access flooring and can be configured to provide a variety of thermal zones within a floor. Increasingly UFAD solutions are being considered by End-users and Consulting Engineers; UFSox will possibly be a key-solution for easier construction integration and better performance from now on as they offer convincing benefits:

  • Improving building services flexibility
  • Extending building lifecycle and reducing energy costs
  • Improving thermal comfort and control for employees
  • Reduces floor-to-floor height in new constructions
  • Increases occupant productivity and satisfaction
  • Providing increased indoor air quality and ventilation efficiency

We have a range of information available on UFAD products and we’d be happy to provide any assistance with your current or future under floor projects. Please contact us or call on 0845 057 3097.

Sedona-Xm is Green!

Sedona-Xm fabric is now woven with 55% recycled content (80% post-industrial, 20% post-consumer). Sedona-Xm is still treated with a durable antimicrobial agent that maintains its effectiveness even after 10 washings. The yarns are made of non-linting filament threads to meet the requirements of ISO Class 3 Environments.

Sedona-Xm is available in blue, natural white, red, green, tan, gray, black, and custom colours. Natural white is not the same “bright white” we have offered in the past. If your project does require a “bright white” DuctSox, we can provide that for you in our standard Verona fabric.

Our new and improved Sedona-Xm is now a great option to have in today’s environmentally-conscious society, and one that should be specified on your next GREEN project!

Verona
Verona has been re-engineered to meet not only UL and ICC-ES, but also British and China standards. We also increased the weight of the fabric from 5.2 ounces to 6.2 ounces per square yard, and improved the aesthetics with a matte finish on the exposed side.

The new Verona will soon be offered for food processing applications where extensive laundering is required. It will be available in multiple porosities (6, 13, and 29 CFM), will meet the same FR requirements as Verona, and will be available in both white and custom colours.

DuctSox systems are available through UK & Europe Distributors, Clever Engineering and can be contacted here.