RABEL Folding Solar Shading
When formulating your climate-responsive design, factors such as sun angles, façade design, and material selection will directly influence the specific type and placement of necessary solar shading.
Calculations: The selection of materials and the positioning and dimensions of openings within your building envelope play a pivotal role in influencing solar gains and heat losses. It’s crucial to take into account the broader context, including the prevailing climate, wind patterns, sun angles, and the building’s orientation when crafting the design of your solar shading system.
Fixed, mobile, or orientable: While fixed shading systems are often more economical, they cannot be repositioned to suit individual needs or changing weather conditions. Mobile solar shading systems can be sliding, orientable, or folding, in the form of shutters, blinds, panels, or louvers.
Motorized or manual: If you choose a mobile system but it is inaccessible, you might need a motorized control system. For accessible solar shades, motorized systems may be more convenient to use but are often more expensive than manual options. Some motorized systems can even be programmed to optimize lighting levels within a building at different times of the day.