Pilot project for Waterloo Catholic District School Board to improve natural day lighting in classroom settings. New, larger perimeter glazing was complimented with a variety of motorized shading devices including, daylight venetian blinds, light shelves and sunscreen roller shades.


Waterloo Catholic District School Board


270 Edwin Street, Kitchener, ON


The Ventin Group Architects

General Contractor:

PM Contracting Ltd.


Nysan Motorized Venetian Blinds with 100mm slats -Regular

Nysan Motorized Venetian Blinds with 100mm slats -Daylighting

Nysan Manual and Motorized Sunscreen Roller Shades

Hunter Douglas - "BrightShelf" daylighting light shelves


Venetians: Solid 100mm slat in clear/silver finish

Roller Shades: Mermet "E" Screen 5%, Charcoal/Pewter colour

Bright Shelves: Ogee curved profile with bright polished anodized surface


Perimeter Glazing & Lighting Retrofit Project with energy saving initiatives. 

Test site included interior daylighting solar collectors/protectors such as motorized

Daylighting Venetian Blinds, Reflective Light Shelves, Manual & Motorized Roller Shades. 

Control system utilized optimal combination of natural and artificial lighting.

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