Reynaers, a leading supplier of aluminium solutions, has launched MasterLine 8 SoftTone® – a parallel opening window which supports natural cooling and ventilation in urban environments, while innovatively filtering out noise to deliver comfortable spaces for occupants.
By 2050, 68% of the world’s population is expected to live in bustling urban areas, increasing the need for living and working spaces which are both sustainable and comfortable. As outlined in the Acoustic, Ventilation and Overheating (AVO) Guide, achieving these desired results is reliant on innovative architectural solutions which aid the management of noise.
Facilitating natural ventilation in inner-city homes, MasterLine 8 SoftTone® utilises a carefully designed interface between the frame and sash to limit noise ingress. In practice, that enables occupants to open their windows without having to suffer excessive noise from the urban environment, enhancing comfort and practicality while reducing reliance on mechanical ventilation.
John McComb, Technical Director at Reynaers said: “Alongside sustainability, rapid urbanisation is one of the most influential trends shaping our industry right now. And while this shift reflects the demands of modern lifestyles, it also presents a series of challenges for the construction industry.
“Ensuring residential and office buildings provide comfortable and practical environments is one of those challenges, which is why building products that help to limit the impact of typically noisy environments are key. Together with Arup, we’re proud to have developed an innovative and sustainable solution which does just that.”
As a parallel opening window, MasterLine 8 SoftTone® delivers a larger open area per m2 than traditional opening windows. Coupled with SoftTone, acoustic performance is significantly increased, providing an architectural solution fit for the future.
To find out more about MasterLine 8 SoftTone®, visit www.reynaers.com/en/masterline-softtone
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