Under the title: “Facing up to global challenges through the application of microstructures in glazing”, MicroShade’s CSO Christian Lygum and Head of Performance and Simulations, Helle Foldbjerg Rasmussen will present their take on how to address key present and future sustainability challenges in the building industry with regards to solar shading.
The global building industry is changing due to enhanced building directives and an increased focus on CO2 emissions and indoor climate. For years, the innovation has been aimed towards controlling the amount of energy from the sun that enters a building.
However, as these requirements often exceed what conventional glass coating solutions can deliver, the industry has had to adopt to expensive external shading systems and double facades. The challenge with conventional shading systems is, that while they are effective in providing solar shading, they also reduce the daylight intake and the view to the outside. In addition, the conventional shading systems are expensive, complex to install and operate and have limited lifetime expectancy.
Therefore, new approaches need to be invented. These should provide effective shading, while maintaining the natural daylight and the view to the outside. At MicroShade we have found that all of these needs can be addressed through the application of microstructures inside the glazing – and this is what Christian Lygum and Helle Foldbjerg Rasmussen are looking forward to presenting at the Glasstec Conference in Düsseldorf on Friday 23 September at 11.40.
Join us for the presentation in Hall 11 B24
- and visit the MicroShade stand in Hall 11 – stand D64