Solar Energy

Solar energy is a powerful energy source and also a major component of heat gains in buildings. Its control and use can range from the design of simple shading devices complex solar panel powered chillers.

NaturalWorks provides design guidance on the deployment of these devices so that, solar exposure is carefully optimized with the goal of achieving minimal heating and cooling energy use and maximal daylighting availability. This includes weather and site analysis to determine optimal building orientation.

Examples of more complex uses of solar energy include: solar thermal panels, active Trombe walls, and solar powered air conditioning.

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