Heating, cooling, and lighting constitute 57 percent of the total energy end uses in commercial buildings and façades have a large influence over these loads.
An advanced management utilization of natural energy sources such as sunshine, daylight and external air can significantly reduce this figure. Automated solar shading is just one example of variety of methods available. The return on investment, when switching to automatic shading systems can save between 20 to 40 percent of energy used for just one to two percent of the total building cost.
Dynamic Façades and Productivity
It is proven that thermal and visual comfort has a beneficial effect on the occupants’ well-being. Working or living in a pleasant, healthy environment is no longer perceived as luxury, it’s good business. It translates into improved efficiency and productivity.
The two best ways to achieve these benefits are:
- comfortable and consistent indoor temperatures
- continuous glare control