* Sun as your Partner

Architects naturally like to create buildings that evoke interest and admiration. Owners like to demonstrate that they are making use of natural resources. The problems of the need to provide extensive cooling in summer and insulation in winter inevitably arise with the use of large glazed façades.

Controllable solar shading systems that enable the building to "react" to the changes in the weather and to the sun's position so as to optimise the flows of heat and light energy through the façade can provide a neat solution. This in turn may have a positive effect on reducing the heat load and glare, and enhancing the use of natural daylight, thereby reducing the operating costs of the building.

* is brand name of Colt International