Do you know how a Brise Soleil works?

January 14, 2021 5:24 am

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A Brise Soleil is a scheme that regulates the amount of solar heat or light that reaches a building by using angled vertical or horizontal blades. Although heat and light are usually fine, in certain climates or at certain times of the year, there may be excessive heat. Everybody gains if this can be controlled without enormous energy requirements. You can find these systems from places such as Alusystems.

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In the form of windows, many new buildings have a great deal of glazing. Through diffusing it, external blades will regulate the amount of light and heat entering glass expanses; once in place, for several years, the blades can keep working efficiently. It is crucial to efficiently and sustainably regulate temperature, as it can have a huge impact on those inside a building.

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‘Brise soleil’ is a French word that translates loosely as ‘sun breaker.’ These external structures provide a way to allow low-glare sunlight to penetrate a system in the winter, morning and late afternoon, thus dramatically reducing entry during the hottest part of the day. In the heat of summer, this is obviously especially useful. These outer fittings may also be in the form of racks, commonly used in the form of blades.

In winter, we need light and heat, but in summer, not too much of it. External building systems that efficiently handle this without high energy bills are a realistic and sustainable temperature control system. As building owners and architects increasingly search for environmentally-friendly solutions to temperature regulation, this is the kind of device that will become increasingly common.