Solar Shading: a Green Solution to Help Lower Energy Consumption
With growing awareness to the potential environmental damage caused by carbon emissions, most companies are now looking to do their part to reduce their carbon footprint and their impact on the environment as a whole.
It will come as no surprise that heating and air conditioning buildings for the comfort of their occupants comes at a great annual expense to any business and at a considerable cost to the environment.
Modern buildings look for low energy consumption and open plan living and working environments. Large glass windows, doors and skylights give an airy feeling to the internal space of any office or building however they can increase the heat entering the building. External Blind Systems are part of the complete solar protection solution.
Retractable External Shading Systems control heat and glare. Fabric Systems come in different strengths of “block out”: from full block out through to 15% openness, depending building’s requirements. External Venetian blinds allow precise adjustment to Louvre slats, which allows flexible light and heat transmission.
Increasingly businesses large and small are turning to external blinds systems as a proven energy saving measure. Correctly installed external blinds will dramatically reduce the energy consumption of a building, but used in conjunction with efficient air conditioning and heating systems we can provide comfortable temperatures and ideal working environments that utilise natural light, adapt to block out excess light and heat, reduce building costs and cut carbon emissions.
Solar shading is an ideal and efficient solution for reducing heat in the summer, reducing solar glare, controlling heat loss in the colder months and allowing flexible use of natural daylight as opposed to artificial lighting.
For the best results solar shading should be considered at the design stage of any building. Shade-Space is proud to have worked on numerous projects from this early stage, ensuring the optimum systems are fitted to work symbiotically with all other integrated technologies.
We also realise that not everyone builds their premises from scratch, and that’s where our experience working with architects and designers for companies big and small sets us apart from the rest.
At Shade-Space we can advise you on the systems that will provide the best results for your building providing the greatest level of comfort for its occupants, the greatest savings in energy for business owners and the lowest environmental impact.
Shade-Space is proud to be a member of the BBSA (British Blind and Shutter Association). If you’d like to know more about the energy saving benefits of correctly planned and installed shading and blind solutions, please visit their website www.shadeit.org.uk