Solar shading is the insulation of the transparent parts of a building
When it comes to energy savings in buildings, the focus has always been on thermal insulation. But over-insulation will cause overheating in summer, even in sunny winter conditions. Solar heat gains will cause indoor overheating and create an unnecessary need for active cooling.
The ES-SO and REHVA guidebook on Solar Shading, published in 2010,presents a summary of scientific research showing the influence of the use of daylight on factors related to worker and student productivity:
Ventilation concepts, dynamic shading, and daylighting were being used to achieve improved indoor air quality, energy efficiency, thermal comfort and occupant performance.