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Solar Energy

Solar energy is free energy. Orientating a building to maximise this energy should be the first step when starting a project. This category looks to promote the following influential strategies:

  • Glazing selection, placement and window-to-wall ratio
  • Appropriate daylight levels and control devices
  • Use of low-e glazing
  • Use of natural ventilation strategies
  • Minimise west-facing g lazing to reduce the occurrence of unwanted solar gain