The event will include an exhibition of sustainable products and services, plus networking and an opportunity for a range of eco-innovative SMEs to deliver a 90-second business pitch to an audience of small and large companies, investment businesses, public sector organisations and research and university organisations.
Introduction to James Robertshaw Solar Shading Products
There has been a trend in the UK for much of the population to capture the sun rather than seek shade. However, with an increasingly warm climate and improved education shade is becoming more essential.
Unprotected glazing leads to overheating. Air conditioning systems represent a highly costly and energy consuming option. Solar shading is a much more suitable alternative to reduce energy demand and maximise thermal regulation. Many buildings, both existing stock and new build can be radically improved by adding shading.
In collaboration with C-Tech Innovation and Lancaster University and using a software programme from Somfy, we have been working on the quantification of our products’ benefits, in terms of energy, carbon footprint and financial savings.
It was shown that these external shading products can reduce energy demand for air conditioning by as much as 50-70% or more. This represents financial savings of hundreds of pounds a year and a carbon footprint reduction of hundreds or even thousands of Kg every year.
External automatic shading control achieves the biggest savings in cooling. In buildings where cooling has already been installed, the product could pay for itself in under 5 years. Investment in solar shading saves energy and therefore reduces the environmental footprint of the building over its entire life cycle.
Combining both internal and external automated shading is the optimum way to achieve energy savings and cost efficiency.
To be a part of our Eco-Innovative product and services presentation:
Date: 23rd June
Venue: Reebok Stadium, Bolton
Register at: http://eco-innovation-expo.eventbrite.com