Use solar shading as an effective supplement to your indoor climate strategy for great comfort all year round.
Effective control of solar shading is an important contributor to maintaining a comfortable indoor climate as the sun screening can be used as both a shield against extreme overheating and as additional insulation/free heating in the winter.
It is particularly important to consider these advantages in relation to new buildings, as they often contain large windows and glass facades. The large amount of light is something that most people appreciate, and natural daylight has a proven positive effect on people’s health, wellbeing and productivity. However, during the summer extra heat from the sunlight may cause overheating, disruptive reflections on screens and discoloration of the furniture and décor, which in many cases leads to a poor indoor climate.
Effective solar shading solution can prevent a poor indoor climate in many types of buildings, and with intelligent control, the shading can be integrated into the building’s overall indoor climate strategy, so the advantages of natural daylight is exploited to the full while the down sides are minimized.
Learn how to achieve a better indoor climate with solar shading in our new brochure.
Flexible measures (venetian or roller blinds etc.) allow the user and control system to have influence on how much solar radiation that enters the room. Accordingly, the heating energy demand in winter can be reduced, as the shades isolate against direct wind, while overheating (and the cooling energy demand) can be avoided during the summer.
It is beneficial to incorporate solar shading in your overall indoor climate design strategy, so all systems act in unison. Automatically controlled natural ventilation and solar shading are two crucial passive measures in buildings. Both ensure a high quality indoor climate and have low energy consumptions.
Read more about how you design a joint strategy between automatic natural ventilation and solar shading for improved indoor climate and energy efficiency in our new brochure.
Once you have integrated the solar shading function into your indoor climate control system venetian blinds, awnings etc. can be controlled automatically, both in summer and winter, so that the position of the shades can be continually adapted to the prevailing lighting and heating situation in a room. This allows an optimal use and exploitation of the solar shading product as well as optimising the use of solar thermal energy. The actual control is based on measurements of lux, timing and temperature.
Learn more about appropriate control systems in our brochure about solar shading.
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