The Impact of External Shading Devices in Commercial Buildings

Carmody, John; Haglund, Kerry
April 2007
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Apr2007 Supplement, Vol. 79, p14
The article discusses the technical publication "External Shading Devices in Commercial Buildings: The Impact on Energy Use, Peak Demand, and Glare Control." It offers tips on optimizing the design of the façade specifically when using shading devices in different locations, orientations and climates. It also elaborates on the impact of using varying exterior shading devices on energy use, peak demand and glare control.


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