Seamless integration of solar technology is our common goal and enabling your design is our business. Collaboration during development of design and preparation of details are very important in order to manufacture to your specs with the precision and quality you envision.
BIO-TECture can assist you in designing the best system possible based on the design and efficiency you want to achieve.
See below the various fields and how we can assist you if needed:
Our software, based on location, orientation and general application can calculate the % of shade on your facade for each hour of the day, each month of the year.
This will assist you to decide with accuracy on the size of the blades and their spacing before you even start on your shades’ design.
Once the drawings are made eliosolar will be able to help you visualize the results by showing shading on facade based on location, orientation, date and time!
(see on left, an example for same location at different time of the day and month).
CALCULATIONS FOR SOLAR THERMAL OUTPUT:
SRCC certification, based on independent Canadian lab results, shows 100 btu/ft2/day for domestic hot water and 500 btu/ft2/day for pool heating for the ETME model. SRCC certification for the new BTME model is pending and expected by Q1 2013.
CALCULATIONS FOR ENERGY SAVINGS ON COOLING SYSTEM:
BIO-TECture has prepared easy to use quick reference charts based upon a detailed study made by the Center for Sustainable Building Research of the University of Minnesota, on external shading devices in commercial buildings. This study shows the impact on energy use, peak demand and glare control. Results are based on six different climate zones in the US, surface and type of glazing, orientation, etc…
EXTERNAL SHADING DEVICES IN COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS:
The Impact on Energy Use, Peak Demand and Glare Control
by John Carmody and Kerry Haglund of The Center for Sustainable Building Research, University of Minnesota. This is the full report showing the impact of external shading devices on the energy use, peak demand, and glare conditions in commercial office buildings.