The test to water-cool the roof on Lumen has been stopped. The management council decided that the effect of the cooling was too small to continue the test.
For the management council of Lumen, the results of Metselaar’s measurement were reason enough to stop the experiment. Twan Gutten of technical building management: ‘The results were insufficient.’
The idea to spray water on the roof originated with Metselaar. He still holds further ideas to counteract the heat problem in Lumen. One such idea is to outfit the outer walls with blinds that would hang at some distance from the windows. ‘This would enable air to flow between the windows and the blinds. It would help to cool the building.’
Whether technical building management will search for other solutions in the future is unknown.