Commercial businesses all over the globe are turning their gaze toward reduced energy consumption. Energy efficient practices are not only a great way to save on energy costs, they are also a great way to reduce your business’s carbon footprint and do your part to help the environment. But can commercial awnings really help to make your business more eco-friendly? While there are many well-known benefits to commercial awnings, including welcoming shade and protection from the elements,
shade structures can also help reduce your energy use. Plus, with energy-smart awning design, there are options available that can help you maximize your energy savings and keep eco-friendly design in mind. Here’s how commercial awnings impact energy use.
Reduce Heat Absorption
Solar heat gain plays a major factor in the energy efficiency of your commercial building. During long, sunny summer days, your building is exposed to hot sunlight for hours on end. When windows are exposed to high heat, they will start to spread that heat into interior areas of your building. This can cause your HVAC system to kick on in order to reduce the indoor heat. But with less heat hitting your building thanks to effective window shading, you can help ease the burden on your HVAC system and start to see energy savings.
Reduce Solar Radiation
Solar radiation will increase the temperature of your building’s interior. By allowing less light into your windows, commercial awnings can help prevent radiation from raising your building’s temperature. This can have a dramatic impact on your cooling costs and allow you to keep your building comfortable for employees and customers alike all summer long. Plus, where drapes or traditional shades will block sunlight by covering the windows, commercial awnings simply shade the area, so you can still take advantage of natural light and the view through your windows while reducing exposure to solar radiation.
Improve the Performance of Window Tint
Window tint is a great way to improve your windows’ insulation and reduce energy costs. It works to dampen solar light and heat coming through your windows, so when window tint is used in combination with commercial awnings, you can be sure that your building is a comfortable temperature even during the hottest hours of the day. Using a commercial awning combined with window tint is a great way to reduce your energy costs while minimizing UV ray exposure through your windows. It’s a win-win!
Carroll Architectural Shade Can Find The Right Awning For You
Ready to get the perfect shade structure for your apartment building, business, or home? Carroll Architectural Shade (formerly known as Carroll Awning) has the expertise and equipment to make and install the perfect residential or commercial shade structure to give your home or business an even cooler exterior. We can design, create, and install custom canopies and awnings all year long. For a free estimate and to get started designing your dream awning, give us a call at 1-800-999-5617 or visit us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.