The shading devices
that were attached to the window include commercially available insect screen, pleated drape, venetian blinds and roller blind.
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compile results suitable for simplified building analysis (e.g., the Radiant Time Series (RTS) method) and for rating the performance of various shading devices
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are important design elements of glazed facades to reduce energy consumption of buildings and improve thermal and visual comfort of occupants.
The building is enclosed in a sleek glass skin cladding incorporating opaque, translucent and clear panels with integrated shading devices
according to orientation.
In pursuit of energy conservation, shading devices
such as venetian blinds, roller blinds, and draperies can be used to control solar gain.
Surprisingly for a German publication, the first more theoretical part, three essays by Schittich, Lang and Krippner, makes no mention of recent work being carried out by Jan Wurm and others at Aachen shown in Konstruktiver Glasbau 2, where the possibility to use treatment of the glass surface and shading devices
as part of the overall structural performance of the assembly is described.
In the winter, shading devices
can act as a radiant barrier, absorbing solar radiation and decreasing the radiation heat exchange between the cold window surface and the occupant.
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on the north-south axis.
Therefore, the full capability of the net radiation analysis is much more valuable when shading devices
such as venetian blinds, roller blinds, and drapes are routinely used to control solar gain.