Today, the world’s architecture is dominated by the tendency to obtain and use as much renewable energy as possible. The architects try to take maximum advantage of the building’s location in relation to the points of compass, and this is related to the solar energy gain through glass partitions. The latest solutions in the field of glass allow for an optimal combination of thermal insulation with solar energy transmittance. Thus, it is necessary to choose the right glazing in relation to the specific point of compass, and, therefore, we will gain the best possible energy balance of the building.
The sun practically does not reach the rooms with windows facing north. The quality of natural light is almost constant there. Such rooms are also perfect for reading rooms and computer studios. Glazing with increased thermal insulation allows to widen the windows, while reducing heat loss in winter (CLIMAPLUS, CLIMATOP range).
The windows facing south give the maximum amount of sunshine to the interior in winter, when the sun is low. This orientation of the facade allows for better insulation of rooms in winter. In summer, on the other hand, when the angle of sunlight is greater, windows facing south can easily be protected from the excess sun with canopies or balconies. Thanks to the southern facades you can gain the most thermal energy from the sun with the use of modern CLIMATOP LUX glass)
Eastern and western facades
Windows facing east or west receive maximum solar energy in summer (eastern facade in the morning and western facade in the afternoon). Since the sun is low above the horizon in the morning and in the evening, window and balcony openings must be equipped with glazing with adequate sun protection to avoid the risk of overheating and glare. This applies especially to western facades, because during the time of maximum sunshine (i.e. in the afternoon), the outside temperature can be relatively high and just opening the windows does not lower the temperature inside. The CLIMA PLUS 4S type glass is ideal for eastern and western facades.