EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Renson, a European developer and manufacturer of sun shading and ventilation system solutions, announced the establishment of its North American sales and distribution network. The company, which was founded in Belgium in 1909 and employs approximately 600 across the globe, is presently growing a U.S. distributorship for its products. The distribution network is initially being established in the Mid-Atlantic, Pacific Northwest, Southeast, and Western regions of the United States.

“With installations of our products around the world, we are excited to now be making a localized commitment to sales and distribution in the U.S. market,” said Paul Renson, the company’s CEO. “Our product and systems solutions enhance the comfort of working and living spaces, while also fostering notable energy savings, and as integrated systems result in what we like to call healthy buildings. In recent years, the value of a healthy building has only increased, particularly as organizations like the USGBC, with its most recent LEED® v4, have recognized the importance of indoor air quality by incorporating related criterion into their certification standards. Additionally, it is proven that occupants are more productive, happy, and healthy in a building that has fresh air and more natural methods of temperature control.”

Renson's approach to healthy buildings integrates the company’s sun shade and ventilation products, which work in tandem to temper the challenges associated with daylighting and tighter building envelopes. Specifically, Renson's external slatted solar shading louver systems — Sunclips, Icarus, and Loggia — and external screens — ZipShade, ZipShade, and Top Max — deflect the direct rays of the sun to maintain a cooler indoor climate, particularly when affixed to large glazed surfaces like curtain walls or sliding/French doors. According to the company, the result is a residence or building with maximum daylighting and appealing outdoor views, with minimal impact on occupant comfort and HVAC system load. In addition, exterior patio shading solutions — Camargue and Algarve — extend the usable space of a home or building outdoors, tempering the sun’s effects to maintain comfortable occupancy of patios and other outdoor spaces even in the hottest hours of the day and months of the year. In addition to sun shading, RENSON’s patio structures provide precipitation protection in damp or wet conditions.

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