Sunshades to keep the headquarters cool
New sunshades have recently been installed on the building of via Parodi, Casale Monferrato, to prevent the temperature of offices with glass windows from rising due to the greenhouse effect induced by solar radiation.
There are two benefits to screening transparent facades, openings and windows, namely the wellbeing of employees by preventing reflection and an excessive rise in temperature, and lower energy consumption, resulting in significant savings in airconditioning costs during hot weather.
The impact of the sun and the air must be analyzed in order to choose the best method of screening a building, seeking the best natural light available during all seasons and exploiting solar radiation to maximize the use of free heat during winter. The protruding blades used as a shading system are functional, decorative and durable, and exclude or attenuate the sun during the most critical hours.
The sunshade installation project used the geographic position of the building as a starting point, and was the outcome of a thermal-static study using solar diagrams based on the latitude of our city and in accordance with Italian regulations with respect to snow loads and wind.