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Managing Daylight with Automated Solar Control

GBCI: 0920000014

This article will provide an overview of the benefits of designing a space with ample views and daylight, the challenges this presents, and how motorized shading can help solve these issues. Under discussion will be the benefits of natural light, the importance of shadescreen selection, and the different motorization options, as well as the right time in the design process to discuss these issues.
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This article will provide an overview of the benefits of designing a space with ample views and daylight, the challenges this presents, and how motorized shading can help solve these issues. Under discussion will be the benefits of natural light, the importance of shadescreen selection, and the different motorization options, as well as the right time in the design process to discuss these issues.

Objectives

  1. Discuss the benefits of natural light and how it can be maximized and controlled to enhance the personal comfort of the building occupants
  2. Explain how energy can be conserved through the proper specification of automated shades in order to raise the sustainability profile of the building
  3. Describe how a shade is motorized, and identify the different motorization options along with the controls and building integration possibilities that create an environmentally friendly solution
  4. Discuss the importance of fabric in specifying shades that maximize daylight, minimize glare and are green building solutions with particular reference to openness and color
Intermediate

Created by

McGraw Hill Construction
Washington, DC
United States

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