Solar control helps to achieve climate targets
With the help of dynamic sun protection, buildings can also contribute to the EU climate targets.
By 2020, the European Union would like:
- to increase energy efficiency by 20%
- reduce CO2 emissions by 20%
- obtain 20% of energy consumption from renewable sources
This is certainly feasible. However, it will require a well-thought-out approach that focuses on dynamic solar control.
How can solar control contribute towards these European targets*?
- Energy conservation
A city such as Brussels can save over 50% on its energy consumption for cooling by using demand-controlled sun protection. This calculation was made by the European Solar-Shading Organization (ES-SO). The global energy savings in relation to buildings (for cooling and heating) with dynamic solar control equate to 13%.
- Reduction of CO2 emissions
Sun protection is extremely cost-efficient and easily saves 60 times its CO2 footprint over a period of 20 years.
- More comfort
Sun protection improves thermal and visual comfort and provides a healthier and more pleasant interior climate.
* New vision on sun protection, Peter Winters, ES-SO vzw, March 2015, http://www.es-so.com/
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