Green Star Ratings

How can WAREMA Sunshading contribute to Green Star ratings?

A good amount of natural daylight and intelligent control of solar radiation are the hallmarks of the new generation of “green” buildings, and increasingly form part of building codes and objectives of organisations.

A large portion of the sun’s rays penetrate through glass and is absorbed into the room. This direct radiation effect can cause discomfort for occupants, thus requiring airconditioning to cool down the building. Even on cold days, the sun’s effect (in the form of glare) can become quite uncomfortable.

External Sunshading entirely overcomes these issues by means of deflecting a substantial portion of solar radiation and controlling flow of daylight. As a cost saving measure, clear glazing can be used, since it is no longer the glass, but the external Sunshading system, that is controlling the flow the solar radiation.

It is common for external blinds to lower room temperatures by around 10 degrees. This means great savings on cooling costs and depending on location may remove the need for cooling altogether.

An ideal combination for South Africa’s intense radiation is double glazing (highly effective in preventing winter heat loss) together with external shading to lower the heat gain. Buildings created with these measures enjoy a comfortable and stable temperature all year round.

A product like WAREMA external venetian blinds provides complete control over solar gain. The blades are incrementally adjustable and coupled with a WAREMA control system track the path of the sun to optimize the interior condition. When the sun sensor measures that exterior conditions are dull, the blinds are retracted to maximise the penetration daylight!

Benefits

  • Increase room comfort!
  • Enhance daylight!
  • Save energy costs on cooling & artificial lighting!
  • Reduce building costs!
  • Get Green Star ratings!

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About Shutterscape

Since establishment in 2005 Shutters Cape has evolved to become a major and reputable supplier of Shutters, Blinds, Awnings & Shades in the Western Cape region.

Our constant dedication to quality and a commitment to strive for service excellence provides our clients with the peace of mind they deserve.

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