Cambridge architectural mesh can be used as a shading system, reducing solar heat gain. These systems can contribute to as many as four LEED points for optimized energy performance. Additionally, metal fabric reduces glare into the regularly occupied areas of a building as a contribution to daylighting and views credits.
Cambridge Architectural has developed a modeling protocol for energy-simulation modeling software, based on the DOE 2.2 calculation engine. Cambridge offers building modelers the inputs needed to incorporate a variety of mesh shading systems into a building’s design. The result is a targeted assessment of shading and solar heat gain coefficients at a range of incident angles and direct normal, as well as transmittance, reflectance and absorptance data, all before any construction is underway. Cambridge has tested a variety of mesh patterns in four different regions of the country to provide modeled energy savings. Contact us for our solar data reports.