Builds in full sun are extremely susceptible to overheating. This is especially true when they have a significant amount of glass frontage. For the most part you find that the only way to keep the building cool and tolerable for those working inside it to have a huge air conditioning system working on a daylight basis. The cost for such a system is extremely prohibitive not only in terms of building expense and there is the question of a yearly service and maintenance. Add to this the power requirements and the wider implications of yet another drain on the world’s resources and you start to think that there has to be a better solution.
Lucky there is and you do not need to spend or cost the Earth doing it. One of the other great advantages of the solution is that you also do not need to break up the look of your building by adding anything unsightly. In fact this built solution is being increasingly factored into modern and contemporary building design. It is the use and art of Brise Soleil and one of it’s best UK based creators and installers are Alusystems.
Brise Soleil is a French term that relates to the use of shade to create cool spaces. Sometimes nature needs a helping hand, especially if there are no trees around to provide cover and these metal slat based designs can cast a cooling shadow over a window and glass frontage to deflect any direct sunlight onto the building.