The interplay of light and shade around and within a building has a huge impact on its success. Sun shade solutions can be used to highlight a building’s design elements, as well as to create enjoyable indoor and outdoor spaces.
For example, something as simple as glare can make a space unusable or too hot. Similarly, too much shade can make a space feel damp and will increase your reliance on electric lights and heaters. Either way, you’ll have higher cooling and heating bills if you don’t get the balance of light right.
But designing a shade system in and around your building starts with design. Just adding blinds is a band aid approach that cannot compete against a building that is built to provide even, gentle light from the ground up.
The following principles can be used to guide your building approach.
1. Fit the Shade System to the Design
In many ways, space will decide the most appropriate shade system for your building. For example, if you are housing sensitive machinery and equipment, then it may be a legal requirement to install double bank louvres to ensure good airflow and rain defense.
In contrast, a sports center or hotel lobby may opt for a more creative approach to shade, and suit architectural solutions such as decorative perforated screens.
CVS Group can provide sun and shade solutions for both sensitive and commercial projects that require great functionality and high aesthetic value.
2. Choose a Sub Shade Solutions that Suits Your Energy Goals
Your energy goals should be carefully considered when choosing a sun-shade system. For example, you may wish to reduce your heating and cooling costs by half, or reduce your reliance on fan-forced ventilation.
Architectural louvres, operable louvres, and shade screens can help you achieve your energy efficiency goals by redistributing the sun and shade around and inside your buildings, and providing architectural insulation.
CVS Group can advise you on, design, install, and maintain the best shade solution for your needs.
3. Invest in Quality Controls and Shade Technology
Operable shade structures give you complete control over your environment even in changeable conditions. For example, if your building is impacted by strong winds that frequently change in direction and intensity, operable shade structures can be used to effectively redirect airflow.
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