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Square SUNCATCHER® Classic 185 GRP System: University of Canterbury

Square SUNCATCHER® Classic 185 GRP System: University of Canterbury
  • SUNCATCHER Classic ordered for new science facility at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Sector: Education
  • Main Contacts:
  • Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Products (December 2015):
    • 17 x Square SUNCATCHER Classic 185 GRP systems (complete with 450 mm SUNPIPE® systems)

Monodraught have recently provided products to the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand via our distributor EllisCo. 

The products will be installed in the new science facility, the first building of which is due for completion in 2017 and includes specialist teaching and research laboratories for physics, chemistry, geology, geography and biological sciences. Extensive informal areas for learning and study are included in the design, as well as social spaces that provide ideal venues for events and encourage interactions between staff, students and external collaborators and stakeholders.

Our partners in New Zealand, EllisCo supplied the 17 x Square SUNCATCHER Classic 185 GRP systems (complete with       450 mm SUNPIPE systems). Peter Millard said “EllisCo are delighted to be part of this fantastic development for the University of Canterbury.  The Monodraught SUNCATCHER system will not only provide sustainable ventilation for the users of the building but also bring in natural daylight which studies have shown can improve health and well-being for students and staff in the building”

The Monodraught SUNCATCHER systems are a method of effectively conveying natural daylight and natural ventilation from roof level down into the building below by combining the principles of the WINDCATCHER natural ventilation system with Monodraught’s SUNPIPE natural daylight system.

Key benefits

  • Is sustainable energy in action: Does not use any fossil fuelled energy but relies on harnessing wind power and the thermal rise of warm air
  • Healthier system: Brings a steady supply of fresh air into the building, whilst at the same time expelling stale air to the atmosphere.
  • Night time cooling: In the summer period the volume control dampers are programmed to open fully at night to utilize the cool air
  • Precise control with a range of highly sophisticated control systems 
  • Evenly diffused natural daylight provided to internal spaces
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