WA is the sunniest state in Australia so whether it be a residential or commercial building the control of solar radiation is extremely important. Solar heat gain impacts heavily on comfort as well as energy costs.
Building façade design can address this gain and high performance glazing can be introduced however one of the most effective way is to prevent the solar radiation from reaching the building. Studies have shown that even with high specification ‘smart glass’ it is still possible to achieve 10-20% energy savings with the introduction of external screens.
External screens also offer other benefits:-
- Quality of diffused light
There are two principal parts to Linear Architectural Systems, Hebel and Sun shading, both of which offer environmental and energy saving benefits.