Guardian Industries has provided its Guardian SunGuard® for the Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden in Konya, Turkey. Guardian SunGuard® lets 60% of sunlight in but keeps out 72% of the sun’s heat – allowing the temperature inside the building to be precisely regulated Guardian SunGuard®.
Ensuring a constant tropical climate of 26 °C and 80% humidity inside the glass-covered building was a particular challenge in Konya, which has a continental climate with large temperature swings between the winter and summer months. The construction area covered 380,000 square meters.
The museum, which opened in July 2015, features Europe's biggest butterfly flight zone of 1,600 square meters. Some 6,000 butterflies of 15 species and 20,000 tropical plants of 98 species live in the museum. Guardian SunGuard glass not only helps to protect this rare and valuable plant and animal life, but it also makes for a more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly building.
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