External Sun Shading… What are the benefits?

External Sun Shading… What are the benefits?

With energy becoming more expensive, the Australian Government and local authorities now encourage the use of passive cooling design strategies. Passive design is also supported and encouraged by NCC Australian Standards so now is the time to embrace these sustainable solutions.

What are passive design strategies?

A well-designed Solar-Shading system should improve the internal environment to provide greater comfort for occupants, while reducing cooling loads and minimizing energy costs with the added benefit of contributing to the building’s architectural appearance.

However, different facades require different external shading. By analyzing the sun angles, we can design project specific sun shading applications that protect windows from unwanted heat gain in summer, maximize natural light and allow for heat gain in winter.

Louvreclad Bespoke Solutions – If you dream it, we can build it

Louvreclad’s sun shading solutions are typically constructed from a combination of proprietary components and custom designed fixing systems to suit the design. This means every product is highly versatile.

From the start, Louvreclad works tirelessly to turn a concept into reality – the best way possible. We achieve this by focusing on the detail, sharing our industry and product knowledge, and setting realistic expectations from the outset.

Our highly experienced design team will work with you to ensure the design brief is met with the most economical use of materials and efficient installation methodology.

To learn more about effective sun shading and how to choose the correct louvre, please get in touch with our team to book a technical presentation.

Key Design Considerations for effective external Sun Shading

•  A building’s location including the geographical position, sun angles, reflected glare from other buildings & natural environment.
•  Local wind pressures
•  Design: Standard or Bespoke – Will there be a requirement for R&D
•  Fixed or Operable? What type of control is required, what are the individuals ‘WELL-being ‘requirements?
•  Structural Support: Maximum spans, wind loads, fixing points
•  Material – Cost, Structural Integrity, proximity to the sea
•  Finish – Powder coated, anodised etc

Louvreclad specialise in full turn-key project solutions for your complete peace of mind. Please get in touch with us early so we can assist you in achieving your design intent.

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We believe in ECI (Early Contractor Involvement)

Get in touch with one of our consultants at design stage and ensure the success of your project.
Whether it is a highly bespoke & complex brief that requires testing & prototyping or a simple design needing clarification around detailing. To achieve a high-end premium finish, attention-to-detail is essential.

If you would like any assistance with specification or design detailing, please contact us early or send an email to: design@louvreclad.com

What is Louvreclad Intelligence and why is it important?

Louvreclad Intelligence is a complete ‘Climate Ready’ solution designed to react to external climate conditions and then respond to individual comfort levels internally for the occupants of the building. The solution will not only maximize the individual’s working and living conditions but also increase the buildings overall performance and thereby reducing it’s environmental impact now and for the future.

In architecture, the facade of a building is often the most important aspect from a design standpoint, as it sets the tone for the rest of the building.

Likewise, external sun shading is a key element in the aesthetic appeal of many commercial buildings & directly influences building performance.

If you need further information, please call one of the team and we will be happy to discuss.