At ES-SO, we are committed to actively engaging with EU authorities to express our views on vital building energy issues. We foster collaboration with fellow stakeholders in the construction sector, but we are also ready to take independent action when necessary. Our core objective is to champion solar shading as a sustainable and energy-efficient building solution, advocating for its incorporation into future building designs. On this page, you will discover a comprehensive overview of our latest position papers and publications.
Hitzeschutz: Gebäude fit für den Klimawandel machen,
Heat protection: making buildings fit for climate change
Study by Ingenieurbüro Hauser on the integral evaluation of summer heat behavior. Thermal comfort and energy performance.
Overheating calculation methods, criteria, and indicators in European regulation for residential buildings, May 2023
The results of this study suggest a framework and key performance indicators to calculate overheating and modify the EU’s next building energy efficiency regulations.
Guidehouse study, November 2021
Solar shading – Synergising mitigation of GHG emissions and adaptation to climate change: the potential to disrupt rising cooling demand and overheating in buildings
How to protect buildings from overheating?
A South-West facing flat in an old converted office building in North London was able to reduce temperatures from a scorching 47.5C to a more acceptable 28C by using external solar shading.
Dynamic shading solutions for energy efficient buildings
by Sonnergy 2015. This study includes an update of the figures of the ESCORP report 2005.
Impact of Shading Devices on Daylight Quality in Offices,
report TABK, Lund University- by Marie-Claude Dubois
Ready for carbon neutral by 2050?
Assessing ambition levels in new building standards across the EU, BPIE
A review of EU Member States' 2020 long-term renovation strategies, BPIE
Global warming and human impacts of heat and cold extremes in the EU, JRC PESETA IV project – Task 11
Quantifying the benefits of energy renovation investments in schools, offices and hospitals, BPIE
ES-SO Solar shading for low energy and healthy buildings
Helen Rose Wilson- Fraunhofer ISE and Jacob Jonsson -LBNL
Optical and thermal characteristics of solar shading and how they can be measured and determined
Bruno Bueno-Fraunhofer ISE, Taoning Wang and Charlie Curcija - LBNL
Applying software to evaluate the effect of solar shading on energy consumption, daylighting and glare in buildings
Dr Christopher Maurer
Product data in the cloud - the next step for manufacturers, software companies and planners.
TNO-Findings on extra savings of solar shadings
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