HVAC Breaking News

Sept. 27, 2006: AMCA Releases Paper on External Shading in Commercial Buildings

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - The Air Movement and Control Association International (AMCA) has released a technical paper titled "External Shading Devices in Commercial Buildings - The Impact on Energy Use, Peak Demand and Glare Control," which explains the benefits of sunshade devices, and the impact of external shading devices on energy use, peak demand, and glare conditions in commercial office buildings.

AMCA International collaborated with John Carmody and Kerry Haglund from the Center for Sustainable Building Research at the University of Minnesota, developing a technical publication detailing the benefits of sunshade devices (louvers). The new publication has been completed with the help and guidance from AMCA International's Standard 530 committee members.

The publication highlights the impact of shading devices used in commercial buildings facing east, south, and west orientations of both large and moderate window areas in the differentiating climates of six cities. The association expects the publication to be an invaluable resource for designers, helping to quickly narrow the range of possibilities, interpreting the approximate impacts in commercial office buildings in order to provide general guidance during early stages of design.

"External Shading Devices in Commercial Buildings" is available for download on the AMCA Website at www.amca.org.

For more information on this publication, contact Tim Orris at 847-394-0150 or e-mail torris@amca.org.

Publication date: 09/25/2006

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2015 ACCA Conference

Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.

Podcasts

NEWSMakers: Clint Schreck

Clint Schreck, general manager, Columbus Worthington Air, Columbus, Ohio, discusses winning Angie’s List Super Service Award, how to handle online reviews, and much more.

More Podcasts

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 05-18-15 cover

2015 May 18

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Legislation and Regulation

What legislative/regulatory issue is most important to you as a HVAC business owner?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

2015.jpg
2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con