Solar Heat Gain Reduction
Cambridge architectural mesh shading systems reduce solar heat gain. Utilizing the modeling protocol for these systems in four regions of the country, energy savings of 11 – 16% have been projected. These solar heat gain reductions and corresponding optimized energy performance can contribute to as many as four LEED points to a project.
The modeling protocol developed for energy-simulation modeling software, based on the DOE 2.2 calculation engine 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.