Horiso Climate Ready® 

Horiso's commitment and action to reducing the effects of climate change has resulted in our development of a Climate Ready® status for projects that fit this criteria including:

  • Designed to fully utilise the environmental conditions of a building and its surroundings
  • Manufactured with recycled materials to conserve natural resources
  • Local manufacturing and assembly to reduce transportation impact
  • Installation and control by a Climate Ready® Operating System to minimise energy consumption and maximise the use of natural daylight.

A Horiso Climate Ready solution encompasses consideration of:

  • A building’s location including the geographical position, sun angles, reflected glare from other buildings and natural environment such as city or country position
  • A building’s orientation and the glazed areas on different facades
  • Robust products and systems needs due to extreme weather exposure
  • The architectural requirements of the building.

The manufacturing standards of a solution are:

  • Conservation of energy and water during the entire supply chain process
  • Reduction in CO2 emissions
  • Low impact on air quality during manufacturing
  • Reduction of waste material
  • Use of recycled materials
  • Recycling of product components
  • Producing products with exceptional durability and low maintenance.

The key to Horiso’s Climate Ready solution is the integration of an energy efficient Climate Ready® Operating System. The systems consist collectively of motor controllers, other hardware and software packages that will operate all facade elements/s for shading systems, ventilation systems and other motorised systems that require precise operation control (preset stops in angle degree or mm). Climate Ready® Operating Systems are installed wireless, hardwired or a combination of both. Benefits include:

  • Wireless system significantly reduces electrical material, components and installation costs
  • Operates any motorised element of the facade
  • Controls solar heat gain
  • Improves solar heat loss and heat gain insulation
  • Manages glare.
  • Maximises the use of natural daylight
  • Reduces air conditioning loads and operating costs
  • Provides remote accessibility - low impact on the environment through reduced carbon emissions
  • Achieves higher productivity from improved internal environmental quality (IEQ)
  • Gives a dynamic impact on a building’s façade.

The Climate Ready® Operating System responds to signals or inputs from devices such as sun and wind sensors, switches, remotes, timers, or a combination of all five.

By combining the use of green building materials with innovative thinking and smart control systems, Horiso has created tangible business benefits and sustainable solutions to ensure all future residential and commercial building projects will be more energy efficient and Climate Ready®.