The well-known German Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE recently published a very interesting study about “Calculating the Energy Demand for Residential and Office buildings“. This report compares two different solar shading solutions to understand the respective effects on the primary energy consumption for heating, cooling and artificial lighting.
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE Energy Demand Study
As you might know by now, we’ve been working with the great folks at Warema for quite some time now, bringing the benefits of external venetian blinds to the North American solar shading market. We were excited today to get an email from Markus at Warema pointing us to s0me brand new pages on the [...]
Warema adds C/S Solarmotion to their website
I love a good debate. That’s one of the reasons watching the latest discussion in our “Architectural Solar Shading” Group on LinkedIn has been so fascinating (and another reason you should join right now!). Three months ago, I asked this simple question on our discussion board: “Is solar shading better suited for the interior or [...]
Roundup: Interior Solar Shading vs. Exterior Solar Shading
Some quick shots from our booth at Greenbuild Chicago, where we showcased our Warema External Venetian Blinds (EVBs) and Solarmotion Controllable Solar Shading – with some new blade materials on display!
Solarmotion Pictures from Greenbuild Chicago – Controllable Solar Shading and External Venetian Blinds
One of the things I love most about working in this industry is the new ideas that come from the inventive people who work here. For many years, solar shading remained basically the same. Materials, of varying degrees of opacity, blocked openings in our buildings. We’ve seen shades, blinds, blades, and awnings, but they are [...]
Responsive Solar Shading: Converting Light Energy into Kinetic Energy