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Kawneer launches Solector shading estimator


August 23, 2011
By Kawneer Company

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Kawneer launches Solector shading estimator

Kawneer Company, an Alcoa business and a manufacturer of architectural aluminum building products and systems for commercial construction, recently introduced its Solector Sun Shading Estimator tool.

Kawneer Company, an Alcoa business and a manufacturer of architectural
aluminum building products and systems for commercial construction,
recently introduced its Solector Sun Shading Estimator tool. Developed
for architects to use early in the design phase, this easy-to-use tool
helps determine how blade angles, size and orientation impact the
shading performance of sunshades.

The Solector Sun Shading Estimator can compare the annual shading
performance of two scenarios using Versoleil Single Blade sunshades on a
façade. In addition to calculating the shading performance, Solector
Sun Shading Estimator also provides an estimate of cooling energy and
cost savings on an annual basis, using broad assumptions. Energy savings
are calculated based on solar heat gain avoided due to exterior shading
of the façade.

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 Solector Sun Shade Estimator screen shot


 

“Today sunshades are being used for both performance and aesthetic
purposes,” said Jot Chahal, product manager for curtain wall, sun control
and BIPV for Kawneer North America. “They help shade the building
envelope and reduce glare for building occupants, which saves energy and
increases occupant comfort and productivity. Kawneer is committed to
offering architects products and tools that help them achieve their
design goals. Having the ability to compare shading scenarios with our
Solector Sun Shading Estimator is another way Kawneer helps make the design
process easier.”

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