One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Over all 12 floors, they have openable windows that are linked to the building management system that automatically opens them on cool summer nights to reduce the temperature of the building.’
- ‘Automatic openable elements in the ridge allow convection; glass at this level has 50 per cent shading factor, but lower down, glass is normally transparent.’
- ‘Obviously the door for people without prejudice isn't openable because as the tour guide says ‘Everyone has prejudice’.’
- ‘Building services are generally domestic in scale, with openable windows, heating (but no air conditioning), external sun louvres and internal roller blinds.’
- ‘One fixed and one openable door - each with solid panels below and glass above - separate bath and toilet from two vanities to provide privacy and light at the same time.’
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