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Making sunlight and shading work for multi-residential projects

Produced by Shade Factor

Making sunlight and shading work for multi-residential projects

Session Synopsis

When specifying shading systems for multi-residential applications, the considerations are many. Having considered their energy saving potential and decided on an external system, the next task is to decide which of these is best suited to your given application.

Given the range of products in this category includes everything from external venetian blinds, external vertical awnings, zip guided awnings and folding arm awnings to sliding shutters, louvres and more, this is anything but a simple choice.

That said, considering the importance of shading systems – not just in terms of aesthetic appeal, glare reduction, and shade provision – but also thermal efficiency, regulatory compliance and so on, it is also a choice worth getting right.

Titled ‘External sun shading systems for multi-residential buildings’, this CPD Live session is intended as a broad guide for specifiers considering systems of this type. It addresses all the issues involved in making an informed choice, and ensuring you end up with a shading system that is functional, compliant, and effective.

By the end of this session, you should be able to:

  • Identify the various types of external shading systems that are suitable for multi-residential applications.
  • Explain why specifying products of this type is not a one-size-fits-all proposition and identify the considerations involved in choosing the right one for a given project.
  • Outline the variables involved in assessing the capacity of shading systems to improve the thermal efficiency of multi-residential buildings.
  • Identify the various regulations – including those related to safety, fire prevention and sustainability – involved with installing external shading systems.

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