CPD

Heat and light control with metallised fabrics maximum building occupant comfort.

Verosol is the inventor, specialist and continues to be the world leader in metal backed shade cloth. Put simply, Verosol roller shade fabrics give you the best thermal and glare reflection values of any flat fabric in the world. The threat of thermal gain and damage to occupants through glare is a permanent and ongoing issue in the design of buildings, especially those in the commercial and education sectors. The way that the metal backing is applied to our fabric allows you to design without compromising, as the internal face colour choice has (unlike any other roller shade) minimal impact on either the thermal or glare response, whilst maintaining a view to the outside to assist with occupant comfort.

The CPD course provides a detailed description of design solutions using interiors fabrics. The main focus of the topics covered are to provide clarification based in science that assist the attendee in choosing the best fit for their design. The presentation outlines the technical as well as the aesthetic properties of interior fabric shades.

Some learning objectives:

  • Develop design strategies to connect building occupants to the outdoors through nature views while effectively controlling heat and glare thus maximizing occupant productivity
  • Identify opportunities to control solar heat gain thereby promoting the ability to “right-size” HVAC equipment in the building design to maintain a comfortable air temperature while promoting the physical wellbeing of occupants.
  • Understand how user discomfort from glare is a product of the total light transmission, the combination of direct and diffused light, entering through the window.
  • Address building occupant safety through inhalation exposure by detailing interior environmental concerns such as neutral levels of VOC’s, antimicrobial properties and manufacturer material disclosure in fabric shade design solutions.

Our CPD covers human response and need for daylight, the essentials in designing your daylight strategy, early collaboration for artificial lighting and HVAC effect, and automated controls to maximise the benefit to both utility cost in the building, and occupant comfort.

Discover and learn why indoor solar protection is just as good as outdoor solar protection