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Last edited 14 Dec 2020
Control of solar shading IP 4 17
Solar shading can have a major impact on building energy use and occupant comfort, reducing cooling load and overheating. Under cloudy conditions, moveable shading can be retracted to allow daylight and useful solar gain to enter the buildings, reducing dependence on electric lighting and heating.
IP 4/17 gives guidance about whether to use automatic or manual controls, or a mixture of both, and describes a range of control strategies and how to implement them. It will be of interest to building designers, services engineers, shading manufacturers and installers.
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