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.

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