Perfomance Database: ES-SDA

Smart solar shading has become an essential solution for addressing overheating issues in buildings. Recognizing the significance of reliable solar shading data, building regulators and practitioners are increasingly turning to ES-SDA for trusted information. ES-SDA is a web-based platform that offers easy access to verified data.

  • ES-SDA utilizes performance data from fabrics and materials in conjunction with reference glazing standards (CEN/ISO Standards).
  • The database provides a wide array of outputs, including Gtot (Total Solar Energy Transmittance), Shading Factor (Fc) for heat rejection, and Visible Light Transmittance (Tvis).
  • Companies can use this information to offer tailored advice to customers, helping them choose the most suitable materials based on specific requirements and glass types.
  • Building regulators, architects, engineers, and contractors can access this data for various purposes, including compliance with EPB/building codes, building modeling, and Building Information Modeling (BIM).

Rigourous validation process 

ES-SDA, established by ES-SO, operates through a meticulous process to ensure the validity of data. Suppliers are required to conduct material and fabric testing in approved laboratories, adhering to CEN/ISO Standards. The collected data undergoes thorough review by industry experts before being incorporated into the database. This rigorous process mirrors the approach followed by the glazing industry. 

Visit the ES-SDA website

For further information and access to the ES-SDA database, please visit the official website: