Solar shading

Tool

Prosolis Webtool

Web Tool for Thermal and Daylight Characteristics Comparison of Glazing Complexes
Since these last years, the application of the European Energy Performance Building Directive (EPBD) has led to a higher interest in summer comfort issue. In this context, the design of glazing complexes (glazing and solar shading) is a...
Publication

Climate Considerations in Building and Urban Design

This book, is a guide to the relationship between building design, urban planning and climate. Aimed at architecture and urban planning professionals and students alike, it offers real-life solutions to climatological site planning and...
Case

CASE DI LUCE: Urban Regeneration and Low Carbon Architecture

Case di Luce is an example of sustainable urban regeneration in a densely urbanized area. The site, located in the town of Bisceglie Italy, was a former industrial site that was not in use. All old building structures were demolished and...
Publication

ES-SO White Paper EPBD: Overheating risk in low energy buildings

This white paper, released by the European Solar Shading Organisation (ES-SO) focuses on the overheating risk in low energy buildings with the aim to strengthen the awareness of member states of a growing problem which is not sufficiently...
Note

3 priorities to tap into the energy saving potential of modern windows

The building glass façade and window industry represented by European Aluminium, EuroWindoor, ES-SO and Glass for Europe come together to call for a modernised EPBD to unleash the energy savings potential of high performing windows.  ...
Publication

Guidance on preventing overheating in the home

This guide, released by the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) and the Adaptation and Resilience in a Changing Climate Coordination Network (ARCC network), outlines precautions people can take to prevent homes from...
Event

QUALICHeCK Webinar | Solar Control in the Context of Quality and Compliance

Thursday 23 June 2016, 10:00 a.m. Brussels time (CET)   Participation is free, but prior registration is required. See links for registration.   Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are dependent on the behaviour of glazing...
Publication

BINE info paper: "Keeping a cool head in the summer heat"

This four-page BINE information paper, presents the results of an analysis of the effect of improved protection against the sun and the use of ceiling fans on user behaviour and satisfaction as well as the scale of influence of comfort...