3.2.2 Solar Load (BTU/ft2 hr or W/m2)

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The Solar Load value will display the heat from the sun being collected and contained per unit floor area of space.  Where multiple Surfaces/Façades are selected or where none are selected, the average value is displayed for all selected. The Dashboard for the Concept Tool is shown below.

The Heat Gain value will also display in the Detailed Tool (when using Detailed Revit models). Units will display relevant to the project settings in Revit.

Solar Load/Heat Gain is displayed per unit floor area (BTU/ ft2 F hr or W/m2).  Guardian Glass for BIM uses color coded ranges to indicate values: red when over-heating occurs, blue when under-heating occurs, and green when optimum values are reached.

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