Social facilities such as retirement homes, nursing homes and hospitals are particularly affected by the impact of hot temperatures and strong sunlight. The consequences of climate change pose a threat to vulnerable people. Social institutions should therefore start thinking about good sun protection today. The elderly, the sick and people in need of care require good protection from intense sunlight and high temperatures.
In order to protect sick and vulnerable people, an overall concept is required as a measure against sun and heat. Various awning systems are available if you want to make your social facility climate-resilient. markilux project supports you in arming yourself against the consequences of climate change and taking precautions to minimize the impact on your residents and patients. Use vertical blinds to protect window fronts and glass surfaces. Without window shading, the sun's rays enter the building unhindered, causing room temperatures to rise so quickly that vulnerable people suffer. Folding-arm awnings, pergolas or free-standing awning systems make it possible to use outdoor retreats even in intense sunshine. Protection from UV rays and overheating included.
Protection of vulnerable groups
Extreme weather events and climatic changes are often problematic for vulnerable groups. Heat and direct sunlight are a burden for children and the elderly as well as weakened people and those in need of care. Their health and quality of life can be particularly affected by extreme weather conditions. For this reason, protecting particularly vulnerable population groups is an important task for social institutions. Sun and weather protection systems from markilux, for example, offer protection from direct heat radiation and high temperatures. This keeps indoor areas pleasantly cool and outdoor areas usable in all weather conditions.
Social facilities become a (temporary) new home for their residents. The right atmosphere plays a major role in creating a feeling of home. In addition to a beautiful indoor area, the garden of a facility is also part of the overall concept. To make outdoor recreation and relaxation possible all year round, markilux offers a wide range of awnings and awning systems for retirement and care homes that protect against the sun as well as wind, rain and cold. Individual planning for your facility creates the desired ambience that suits your home and the needs of the residents.
In addition to the positive effects of fresh air, the outdoor area also forms a communication hub - both for residents among themselves and for visitors. Together with family and friends, residents enjoy their sheltered outdoor retreat and recreation area. Outdoor living offers a plus in quality of life and therefore significantly enhances the stay in the facility.
Promotion of employee satisfaction
In addition to the area for patients and residents, there is another possible application for sun shading in social facilities: staff rooms and break rooms in the fresh air. Getting out and enjoying the good weather during the working day can increase employee satisfaction. Relaxing and recharging your batteries during breaks, but protected from the sun - no problem with markilux awning systems for social facilities.
Compliance with fire protection regulations
markilux awning systems can be fitted with the markilux perla FR awning fabric on request. This not only has the advantage that the fabric cover is water-repellent. The high-tech fabric is also flame-retardant, so that fire protection regulations for public buildings are met. This achieves a high level of safety.
Space for recovery
As fresh air also has a positive effect on recovery from illness, it is also advisable for hospitals, rehabilitation and convalescent clinics, for example, to use the right outdoor concept. By providing protection from the sun in summer, from the wind in autumn and from the cold in winter, patients can fill up on oxygen outside all year round and enjoy the hospital garden.
Complete concepts for business customers are the core competence of markilux project, which is why our experts support you with your sun protection project. markilux project is your reliable partner for commercial sun protection and accompanies you through all phases of awning planning - from the beginning to completion and beyond: from determining your needs and the local conditions, through planning to implementation and finally project completion.
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Which markilux awnings are the top sellers in the social facilities sector?
We offer a wide range of different sun shading products for various applications in social facilities. If you are looking for sun protection for outdoor areas, folding-arm awnings, pergolas or free-standing awning systems are all possible options. Vertical blinds can be used to protect the interior of retirement and care homes from excessive sunlight and glare.
We would like to install vertical blinds to prevent the interior from heating up. Can the operation be centrally controlled and automated?
If you want to shade your window front with vertical blinds, you have the option of controlling all awnings centrally. The awnings can be programmed to be raised and lowered at specific times. Control that reacts to changes in the weather is also possible.
Why is an overall concept for sun and weather protection worthwhile for nursing homes, retirement homes and hospitals?
As retirement and care homes often become the residents' home, the facility should be designed to make them feel welcome. This also includes designing an inviting outdoor area and providing adequate sun protection. This is because vulnerable people are often less able to tolerate high temperatures and direct sunlight.
Solar radiation also increases the temperature indoors. Vertical blinds can help here. They prevent the sun's rays from entering the interior, significantly reducing the heat input.
Is it possible to present the plans using 3D visualization?
After initial consultations and design planning, we are happy to produce 3D visualizations. This gives you a good impression of the shadow solutions for your retirement home. Especially when it comes to an overall concept for retirement or nursing homes that changes the appearance of the building, a visualization in advance is helpful in making a decision. In addition to visualizing the awnings on the building, shadows can be simulated.
In order to offer residents and patients the best possible protection, protection against wind, moisture and cold is required in addition to sun protection. Are there wind protection elements and infrared heaters?
Our awning systems can be supplemented with side elements for all-round protection. This creates a wind-protected area. For even more comfort, choose the infrared heater option for your sun shading for retirement and care homes.
Are there opportunities to promote "climate adaptation in social institutions"?
There are always funding programs for social facilities such as retirement homes, nursing homes and hospitals. Please consult the government websites online for up-to-date information on possible funding for climate adaptation in social facilities.
Why is sun protection so important, especially for nursing homes and retirement homes?
Vulnerable groups in particular, such as residents in retirement and nursing homes or hospitals, are at risk from high temperatures and direct sunlight. Heat often poses a health risk for the elderly, the sick and the weak. For this reason, precautions should be taken to prevent the interior of social facilities from heating up. Shade-providing measures are also essential to ensure a safe and pleasant stay in the outdoor areas of hospitals, retirement and nursing homes.