A performing building must provide acceptable comfort to its occupants, despite occasional hostile weather conditions.
Therefore we collaborate with the Design Team to reduce by all imaginable means the energy consumption necessary to achieve this target.
When facades are exposed to sun radiation, additional components are added to achieve the required target values.
Our tools, some of them being developed internally, allow us to understand accurately the interaction between glass and the fixed or mobile sun shading devices. The calculation of this interaction requires the setting up of 19 parameters. The façade plays a major role in this research, and all its permanent characteristics have to be carefully evaluated. Increased performances can be achieved by integrating sophisticated products, with mobile yet economical devices (windows, blinds, …) or with any smart modification of the architectural project.