In today's high-tech, heavily insulated buildings flexible, effective solar shading is more important than ever before. Soaring energy costs and the rising summertime temperatures in our cities make it essential to consider shading at the early design stage. Solar control needs to be considered as part of the building services package to ensure a comfortable, energy efficient internal environment.
Solar shading has an important role to play in the refurbishment of existing buildings, too. Today, older buildings are often required to house high-tech workplaces, with exacting glare requirements and energy intensive IT equipment. Retrofitting solar shading can control glare and overheating, without the need to resort to expensive, energy hungry air conditioning.
The Conference, jointly organised by BRE and the British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA), will cover some of the important and complex issues that designers and consultants have to address, and describe different approaches that can be taken to achieve the best solution.
The programme features expert speakers from the UK and Continental Europe, and includes:
10:00 Welcome and Introduction - Dr Paul Littlefair, BRE
REQUIREMENTS (Chair: Dr Paul Littlefair, BRE)
10:05 SHADE Specifier: quantifying shading performance - Prof. Mick Hutchins, Sonnergy
10:35 European requirements on solar control - Dick Dolmans, ES-SO
11:05 Solar gain in the Building Regulations Part L - Ant Wilson, AECOM
FUTURE FACADES (Chair: Dick de Leeuw, De Leeuw Ltd/ES-SO)
11:55 Shading in ventilated facades - Mikkel Kragh, Arup
12:25 Automated shading for bioclimatic facades - Anders Hall, Somfy
12:55 Lunch in BRE Business Suite. Demonstration of SHADE Specifier
SHADING IN ARCHITECTURE (Chair: Andrew Chalk, BBSA)
13:45 Solar control in the PassivHaus and Active House - Hannes Gerstmann, BVST and Peter Foldbjerg, Velux
14:25 The architecture of shading - David Morley, David Morley Architects
SOLVING GLARE AND OVERHEATING (Chair: Dave Bush, Hallmark/BBSA)
15:20 The visual impact of shading - Dr Paul Littlefair, BRE
15:50 Retrofitting shading; case studies - Cassie Sutherland, BBSA
16:20 Chairman's remarks and Close - Dave Bush, Hallmark/BBSA
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