As global warming increases, solar shading is one of the most effective solutions to combat overheating of buildings. At present, less than 50 % of EU´s buildings are installed with solar shading devices.
Research by the European Solar Shading Organisation (ES-SO) and Guidehouse concludes that automated solar shading for buildings is a key solution to reach the European Union’s target of net-zero Green House Gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.
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The study recommends that automated shading systems are a key technology to mitigate energy use associated with air conditioning and greenhouse gas emissions.
Smart solar shading is very effective in reducing heat build-up in buildings because it allows for dynamic and consistent control of shading devices, maintains comfortable interior room conditions, improves energy efficiency, and provides convenience for occupants.
Shading automation allows for the dynamic control of shading devices based on the changing position of the sun throughout the day. Blinds adjust to block direct sunlight when it’s most intense and allows more natural light into the building when it’s less intense. This can significantly reduce the amount of heat that enters the building, which can prevent heat build-up.
Consistent shading automation can ensure that shading devices are always adjusted to the correct position. This is especially important in buildings with large windows or skylights, where direct sunlight can quickly cause uncomfortable temperatures.
Many buildings with existing solar shading devices do not reach an optimum performance level, due to manual control. Automated shading provides greater control, energy efficiency, integration with building automation systems, reliability, and reduced maintenance costs. The benefits can help improve the efficiency and comfort of a commercial building, and reduce energy consumption levels.
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