For tensile fabric structures where energy reduction is important.
LowE fabric is treated with a calibrated application of a metallic aluminum liquid, which works a bit like a thermos.
In the winter, heat rises to the tensile fabric roof and then is reflected down. In the summer, it effectively increases the efficiency of the air conditioning by reflecting the cool air back into the space.
On the outside, while the fabric heats up on a sunny day, solar gain does not penetrate the fabric – keeping the space below the canopy cool.
LowE works for both permanent and temporary structures (double skin or triple skin). LowE can be calibrated to conserve a level of fabric translucency, thereby maintaining natural light in the building.
The E in LowE stands for emissivity. This relates to the ability of its surface to emit energy by radiation.
How to specify
Our products are easy to specify. Drop this clause into your architectural specification or download our full H90 Specification.
Product: ARCHITEN LOW E TENSILE FABRIC SYSTEM
System Manufacturer: Architen Landrell Manufacturing Limited
Size: As per the architect’s drawings
Fabric: PVC Coated Polyester with Low E Coating
Internal Surface Emissivity: 0.55
For more information on the fabric options which are compatible with this system, take a look at our Materials section. For bespoke projects or additional information, our experienced team will happily guide you through the specification of an Architen LowE Tensile Fabric System.