2011-11-17

Moveable walls offer Eco-efficiencies

Incorporating moveable partitioning walls into a well thought out design makes a significant impact on energy costs by effectively reducing areas being heated unnecessarily.

As well as offering flexible space by sub-dividing rooms, many organisations, particularly educational and public sector bodies seeking sustainable solutions and reduced costs, are seeing the benefits of reduced heating bills by installing an operable wall which results in not having to heat large halls and conference areas when not in full use; all of which has an impact on both the public purse and the environment.

“We recently reported a sharp rise in demand from the educational sector in particular,” said Julian Sargent, Style’s Group Managing Director. “And we’ve also completed a number of installations in other public sector buildings too.
“I put this down to the fact that budgetary restrictions, and a growing desire for eco-efficiencies, is causing schools and colleges to look at how they can maximise their room usage, therefore rarely leaving rooms under-utilised, and also how they can save money by closing off areas that are not in use and therefore not having to heat or light them.”

As a 14001 Environmental accredited company, Style is the sole distributor for Dorma, Skyfold and SWG in the UK enabling it to offer an expansive range of extremely flexible solutions, from ceiling mounted vertically rising walls that allow complete use of floor space, through to glass walls and walls with a range of finishes that fit seamlessly into any room design.

“Conversations have moved towards efficiency gains of late,” continued Julian, “particularly as public sector bodies brace themselves for another hefty fuel bill this winter, which is why the advantages of sub-dividing space are growing in people’s minds.”

For information about our range of partitioning walls solutions, please contact your local Style office.