The Altair Powerlouvre Window System adds a brilliant touch of innovative technology to our day-to day living. Recognised by the Australian Window Association for its excellence in design, this low-voltage automated window is available in the Breezway Easyscreen Window System. It is more than just a futuristic addition; it is life made easy.
Let’s take a look at how the Altair Powerlouvre Window
System lives up to its award-winning
performance as a smart living solution:
The Powerlouvre Window incorporates a concealed
motor and gearbox within the framing system, which means
no visible motors, rods, arms or gallery screws.
When designing your building consider
the way you operate your louvre windows within reach or up high. The
Powerlouvre Window is ideal for out-of-reach locations and allows the window to
be operated more frequently by removing the need for awkward map rods to
operate manual handles.
Breezway Powerlouvre Windows can be easily controlled through the Apptivate Control Unit, which is a touch sensitive wall plate, or via the Powerlouvre app, which allows smartphones and tablets to serve as a remote control. It can also be programmed to work with third party Building Management Systems (BMS) to suit a range of budget and control needs.
Energy and Cost Efficiency
The Powerlouvre Window can be set to operate automatically in response to various sensors and input, such as temperature and timer events. This significantly reduces the need for air conditioners, thus lowering household energy costs.
Manufactured from 6060-T5 extruded aluminium, the Powerlouvre Window provides strength as well as long, low maintenance life. It has also been tested to perform in extreme conditions – from 0°c to 60°C in temperature to 90% humidity at 35°C.
Breezway’s Easyscreen Window System includes an integrated
insect and security screen housing to allow easy fittings of screens to the
frame. Screens can be installed within the building to prevent interference
with louvre blade operation.
For more information on the Powerlouvre Window please visit our Powerlouvre page.
Altair® Louvre Window Systems Designed to Suit Your Needs
Altair Louvre Windows by Breezway are purpose-built to fit into a variety
of window systems and configurations to suit your requirements. Constructed
entirely out of non-corrosive industrial materials for strength and durability,
their customisable components help meet different design objectives.
In the context of Malaysia’s hot and humid tropical climate, the Altair
Louvre Window Systems are ideal for residential and commercial purposes. On a
hot day, it helps regulate indoor temperature and flow of fresh air which
reduces the need for air-conditioning, while on rainy days it helps prevent
water from entering with its tight sealing. Meanwhile, available screens easily
prevent mosquitoes and other insects from infiltrating the building.
Other than regular cleaning, these Altair Louvre Window Systems require
minimal maintenance through its innovative design.
Altair Easyscreen™ Window System
Ideal for external screening applications as it includes
an integrated insect or security screen housing for easy screen fitting.
Extra security can be achieved by installing the optional security
Altair Louvres can be automated via a concealed motor with
the optional Powerlouvre Window System.
Breezway believes buildings should co-exist with nature, rather than
fighting against its elements; because we understand the role of man and nature
in creating a healthy ecosystem at large. With that in mind, Breezway Altair
Louvre Windows are designed to maximise human life quality and minimise
environmental impact through high performance functions, including:
no fixed panes and blades that are close to being fully horizontal, fresh,
cooling air could freely enter the building. When these louvre windows are
installed on opposing walls, it also allows hot, stale air to exit the other
side while fresh air enters. The natural ventilation helps maintain a
comfortable temperature and indoor air quality, which reduces our constant need
for air conditioning.
A variety of glazing options means you can control solar heat gain with
Altair Louvre Windows, depending on climatic needs. For the warm, tropical
climate in Southeast Asia, toned tinted glass blades come in handy in reducing
the amount of sunlight and solar heat gain entering the building, while timber
or aluminium blades function to block out the sunlight completely without
Again, Southeast Asia’s hot and humid conditions may seem inescapable. U-values are the measure of the thermal
conductivity of the window. That is, if there is a temperature difference
between the air on either side of a window, it measures how quickly heat will
pass through the window. Low U-values allow heat to be transferred
through the window slowly, and a high U-value indicates that heat is
transferred quickly. The greater the difference between the desired indoor
temperature and the outdoor temperature, the more important U-values are. Altair
Louvre Windows can achieve rather low U-values when using tinted glass blades
or low e glass blades to offer insulating properties similar to those
achieved by windows with double glazing.
Breezway Altair Louvre Windows have an air infiltration rating that is
significantly better than the required residential standard. When fully closed,
a locking mechanism applies strong pressure to the blades, while the living
hinge design resists water and air penetration between the clips and the
channels. The tight sealing mechanism helps protect the indoors from
unfavourable draughts and rain.