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PASSIVENT - Scooping New Options In Daylighting Yields Benefits For All

Better aesthetics and performance in natural daylighting is being brought to market with the latest tubular rooflight from Passivent Ltd.

Passivent, the UK’s leading supplier of eco-friendly strategies which harness natural resources and part of the Building Product Design (BPD) Group, says its new Sunscoop is also the only system of its kind to come with a 25 year warranty*, optimizing peace of mind for the long term.

The new Passivent Sunscoop features a square, low profile roof dome. The square profile simplifies installation in all roof materials and eliminates the need to create complex flashing detailing inherent with conventional round roof flashings. The low-profile polycarbonate roof glazing improves aesthetics once installed, minimizing variations along the roofline without any impact on the amount of natural daylight entering the building below down the highly reflective tube.

A choice of two interior diffusers offers the flexibility to select light distribution according to requirements, be it diffused or a more direct light, whilst optional low energy light fittings incorporated into the diffuser assembly further enable effective lighting even at night without the need for separate electric lighting. In the day, even the 250mm Sunscoop delivers more natural light into the room below than a standard 13W low energy lamp (equivalent to the old style standard 60W bulb), without any electrical consumption.

Passivent is also offering tube insulation to the system, which reduces both the risk of thermal bridging and surface condensation.

“Tubular rooflights such as Sunscoop are already recognized and awarded credits under BREEAM, in both energy and health & wellbeing categories, bringing natural daylight into areas that would otherwise be dark or lit artificially” says Siobhan Gadiot, BPD Marketing Communications Manager. “Sunscoop offers specifiers, contractors and end-users more than any other rooflight of its type, as it’s the only one in the market to carry a 25 year guarantee on the reflective tube- the key element.”

Passivent Sunscoop can be fitted in both new-build and refurbishments. Unlike similar products, its flashing are AA fire rated, enabling unrestricted use regardless of the proximity of adjacent buildings. The roof glazing unit is installed in the roofline, whilst the highly reflective connector tube directs natural daylight down to the ceiling mounted diffuser in the room or corridor below.

Sunscoop is part of Passivent’s range of eco-strategies that contribute towards a healthy internal environment within buildings with minimal energy consumption, including natural daylighting, natural ventilation, mixed mode ventilation and solar shading.

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