When the solar shading industry makes a claim of energy savings, it should be able to demonstrate and quantify such savings. That was the object of the scientific study we commissioned in 2005, the report of which is called ‘Energy Saving and CO2 Reduction Potential from Solar Shading Systems and Shutters in the EU25’, in short ESCORP-EU25. Remember, when we did the study, the EU counted 25 member states.
A specialized Building Physics Engineering Company was charged with the study and used the building simulation program CAPSOL, which has been validated according to standard ISO/FDIS 13791 (Thermal performance of buildings – Calculation of internal temperatures of a room in summer without mechanical cooling – General criteria). You’ll find that the study gives full information about the basic assumptions that have been made – and they are important!
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