David D’Ambrosio and David Browne are now officially European Smart-Shading Organisation Certified Advisors. And we have certificates to prove it. 😉
Smart Solar Shading has a substantial direct and positive well-being influence on our living and working environment.
The Smart Solar Shading campaign website explains clearly the benefits of smart solar shading in the residential and projects market.
The European Solar-Shading Organization (ES-SO) brings together professional associations of the solar shading industry in Europe.
Smart Solar Shading uses the power of the sun for more comfort and energy savings in homes and buildings.
When it comes to energy savings in buildings, the focus has always been on thermal insulation. But over-insulation will cause overheating in summer, even in sunny winter conditions. Solar heat gains will cause indoor overheating and create an unnecessary need for active cooling.
Climate change is increasingly responsible for overheating in new and existing dwellings. Especially in well insulated and low energy homes overheating is becoming a real challenge to combat. The sun’s rays enter through the glazing and are trapped indoors. They are unable to escape back and cause the dwelling to heat up. Automated shading and shutter solutions give the best thermal comfort day and night throughout the seasons.
The sun is a wonderful, powerful source of natural light. Still, its effect on us varies continuously, the light we are exposed to often becoming so bright that it causes discomfort. Trying to block all sunlight from entering our buildings isn’t a smart solution as the presence of natural light has proven health benefits. Smart Solar Shading is an intelligent solution to controlling levels of light, minimising glare and reducing harmful UV exposure.
People enjoy large, clear glazed windows as they let daylight in and allow us to maintain contact with the outdoor environment. During colder months even well-insulated modern windows become the weakest link in the overall façade insulation. They are responsible for the most significant heat loss. During the day, shading in a raised position can assist in letting the daylight in and maximise the heat gain. And at night, shutters and smart shading in a closed position improve the window’s insulating properties and assist in keeping the valuable heat in.
Sun rays directly entering the building through glazed areas can cause overheating and glare. The sun is a free natural source of energy for lighting and heating. Efficiently harvesting this energy through smart automated external and internal Smart Solar Shading will optimise the thermal and visual comforts of the occupants.
Architects use sunlight to improve the look and feel of our homes. The sun’s energy trapped indoors can quickly become too intense, causing our interiors to overheat. This is proven to harm our well-being. Smart Solar Shading reduces the discomfort large window surfaces can cause during warm weather. While still allowing natural light in and keeping us visually connected with the exterior environment. Our comfort is also enhanced.
Avoidable heating costs during cold months and cooling costs during warm months soon add up. Smartly combined automated internal and external shading/shutters will reduce your energy bills and your CO2 footprint.
If you need advice on keeping your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter then come and talk to our European Smart-Shading Organisation Certified Advisors. Or take a look at some Smart Solar Shading products on our website