Principles of solar shading

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. 59
Physical description6 p.
Subjectsolar radiation; window blinds; heat absorbing glazings; curtains
AbstractLarge areas of glass in any facade that receives direct sunshine require shading if people must work near the windows. The best arrangement, from the point of view of solar control, is to design the building with the glass facing north; the second best arrangement is to have it facing south and to provide both a canopy shade and a venetian blind. When windows must face east or west, the summer heat gain can be minimized by placing a slat type shade on the outside, or if this is impractical, by using double glazing with a blind between the panes.
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PublisherDivision of Building Research. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Principes d'installation des écrans pare-soleil
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NRC number1774
NPARC number20327553
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Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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