There are both environmental and financial benefits to using solar shading products in buildings. Learn more about that here.
Shading solutions can be an effective way to reduce energy consumption and improve comfort levels in a building. Michael Lewis, an expert from E.on, emphasized the importance of energy efficiency by stating that properly insulating 19 million homes, can save energy equivalent to six nuclear power plants. This staggering statistic not only highlights the cost-saving benefits of energy efficiency but also its critical role in creating a sustainable future by reducing overall energy consumption.
Planning Permission Part O1> Reasonable provision must be made in respect of a dwelling, institution or any other building containing one or more rooms for residential purposes, other than a room in a hotel (“residences”) to— (a) limit unwanted solar gains in summer; (b) provide an adequate means to remove heat from the indoor environment.Visit the Gov approved document
Do you have ‘acceptable strategies for reducing overheating risk’?
"Limiting solar gains 2.7 Solar gains in summer should be limited by any of the following means.
External shading is widely considered the most effective approach to minimising heat gain, as it intercepts solar radiation before it reaches the window. With the ability to obstruct up to 90% or more of solar gain, it can lead to a large reduction in energy usage and costs over an extended period.
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Internal shading is a cost-effective alternative that works great in conjunction with automation systems. EnergyPlus building modelling studies have shown that implementing internal shading can lead to a 16% reduction in air conditioning consumption, resulting in considerable energy savings.
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