ES-SDA European Solar Shading Database Launched

04 March 2016

ES-SO launches Europe-Wide Data Resource for Solar-Shading Products, ES-SDA

Dynamic Shading is an important component in the design of energy saving buildings. Shading is included in the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), and is now a requirement in National Building Codes. For effective implementation, achieving fully the benefits of shading, it’s essential that architects and engineers have ongoing access to reliable, robust data when preparing specifications and performance-calculations.

To support this need ES-SO has taken the initiative to create a new European Solar Shading Products Properties Database, ES-SDA. Its aim is to provide a reference list of independently verified and validated solar shading materials, to ensure correct specification and application in all types of buildings.

The first launch took place in Brussels, 25th february 2016. More to read in the press-release, to be found here 

See all presentations below

A new vision on solar shading,  by Peter Winters, President ES-SO, download here

Part One : the procedure, download here 

Part Two : the outputs and dissemination, download here 

Presentation of ESBO - early stage building modelling tool, by Per Sahlin -  EQUA, download here 

EQUA and ES-SO undersigned an agreement that the input performance data of manufacturers which are validated by ES-SO will be indicated as such.

The ES-SDA solar shading database will also be presented as best case for reliable data on the Qualicheck Workshop 9th March 2016 in Athens, download here the  program

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