6.2.3.3 Shading Specification

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This applies to Version 1.2.1.0

Add shading canopy to a Facade or Surface and adjust the depth using an input value.

A shading device will be automatically drawn on the conceptual mass, over notional glazing on that Surface.

Partial Canopy refers to a situation where multiple surfaces are selected.  A canopy may be present on one or more surfaces but not on all selected (some may have a canopy and other surfaces may not). The third icon in the row allows a shading canopy to be applied to Surfaces. You may select multiple Surfaces and input a depth to apply to all selected Surfaces.

A Shading Optimization Tool (beta) is included in Version 1.2 onwards.  This will display when a single Surface is selected.  Select a single Surface and enter the Facades area.  Click on the Check Surface Shading button.  Input a target Heat Gain value for the selected Surface and click on Update Guidance button. A suggested depth will be displayed for a shade device and Shading Depth Charts will display in orange.  You may also filter the range of months eg. (March – September) instead of all months.

The small double arrow button to the right of the suggested depth will calculate a depth based on average or peak results.  You may then apply this depth to the Surface to reduce the Heat Gain results (click on the Apply to Surface button).  The tool will attempt to achieve Heat Gains close to the target value (this may not always be precise due to variations in cill heights/head heights etc).

The extension value on the left may always be adjusted to get closer to the target value by using the Recalculate button.

This applies to Version 1.1.6.0

Add shading to a Façade or Surface and adjust its depth using the slider or numerical input.  A shading device will be automatically drawn on the conceptual mass, at the head of the notional glazing.

Partial Canopy refers to a situation where multiple surfaces are selected and a canopy may not be present over all surfaces selected (some may have a canopy and other surfaces may not).

Shading Devices may be simulated on Mass models

 

Click on the ‘Check Surface Shading’ button.  Input a target Heat Gain value for the selected Surface.

This applies to Version 1.1.6.0

Add shading to a Façade or Surface and adjust its depth using the slider or numerical input.  A shading device will be automatically drawn on the conceptual mass, at the head of the notional glazing.

Partial Canopy refers to a situation where multiple surfaces are selected and a canopy may not be present over all surfaces selected (some may have a canopy and other surfaces may not).

Shading Devices may be simulated on Mass models

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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