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    Thermal comfort fabrics

    Division Name:  Hunter Douglas Scandinavia


    • Web:  www.hunterdouglas.se
    • Address: Kristineholmsvägen 14A
        441 39 Alingsås
        Sweden

    • Phone Number:  +46 322 77500
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    •   Open Ceilings
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    •   Wide Panel
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    •   QuadroClad® Honeycomb
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    •   Single Skin
    •    LinearClad™ F Façade System
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    •   Open Structure
    •   84R Open Structure Façade
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    •   AuraWeave™ Façade System
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    •   NBK Terracotta
    •   Terrart™ Large Façade
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    •   Textile
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    •   Interior Metal
    •   Linear Closed
    •   Linear Closed Metal Ceiling 75C 150C 225C
    •   84C
    •   Linear Open
    •   BXD - Multi Panel Ceiling
    •   Concrete Core Activation
    •   84B Linear Open Ceiling
    •   84R Linear Open Ceiling
    •   70U Linear Open Ceiling
    •   Open Ceiling
    •   Cell Ceiling System
    •   Cell Ceiling Tiles
    •   Wide Panel
    •   300C/ 300L wide ceiling panels
    •   Stretch Metal
    •   Stretch Metal Tiles
    •   Planks
    •   Tiles & Planks
    •   Tiles
    •   Planks
    •   Baffles
    •   Tavola Straight
    •   Tavola Levels
    •   Tavola Divergent
    •   Sedes
    •   V100 / V200
    •   Luxalon® XLnt ceiling panels
    •   Curved Ceiling
    •   Luxalon® 300C Curved ceilings
    •   Curved 84R ceilings
    •   Curved Carrier
    •   Interior Wood
    •   Linear
    •   Solid Wood Linear Ceilings
    •    Veneered Wood Linear ceilings
    •   Metal Woodprint Interior Ceilings
    •   Grill
    •   Solid Wood Grill Ceilings
    •   Veneered Wood Grill Ceiling Panels
    •   Tiles & Panels
    •   Veneered Wood Tiles & Panels
    •   Exterior Metal
    •   Linear Closed
    •   Exterior linear closed 75C / 150C / 225C
    •   84C Exterior Linear Closed ceiling
    •   150F / 600MPF
    •   Linear Open
    •   70U linear open ceiling system
    •   The 80B/84B Linear Open Ceiling System
    •   The 84R linear open ceiling system
    •   The 185U linear open ceiling system
    •   Open Ceilings
    •   V100 screen ceiling system
    •   Wide Panel
    •   300C/ 300L exterior wide ceilings panels
    •   Exterior Wood
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    •   Sliding Shutters
    •   inFinity Shutters
    •   Louvre Shutters
    •   Wavy Mesh Sliding Shutters
    •   Perforated Sliding Shutters
    •   Screen Shutters
    •   Folding Shutters
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    •   Single Skin
    •    LinearClad™ F Façade System
    •   LinearClad™ T-U Façade System
    •   Open Structure
    •   84R Open Structure Façade
    •   70S - 132S Open Structure Façade
    •   Customised
    •   Si-Clad™ Façade System
    •   AuraWeave™ Façade System
    •   QC Fins Façade System
    •   NBK Terracotta
    •   Terrart™ Large Façade
    •   Terrart™ Mid Façade
    •   Terrart™ Shingle Façade
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    FABRICS FOR THERMAL COMFORT

    Thermal comfort has been shown to have a significant impact on the productivity of office workers. People perform best when the ambient temperature is between 21 °C and 25 °C. Seppanen derived the relation below from 9 scientific studies on the relation between temperature and productivity.

    Fabrics for thermal comfort

    The role of shading

    Shading has an influence on the amount of energy entering through the transparent facade and therefore on the interior temperatures.


    Reflectance

    When looking for interior shading giving good protection against overheating, high reflectance is the key property to look for. The higher the reflectance, the less solar energy will be transferred to the interior. Shiny metals such as aluminium have the highest possible reflectance. Therefore, metallised fabrics will have good thermal performance.

    There are also non-metallised fabrics having high reflectance. These can do an equally good job when it comes to heat gain control. Their glare protection performance will generally be less than adequate because light yarns are often also translucent.


    EN 14501

    The European norm EN 14501 defines a scale of 0 to 4 for the influence of a shading device on thermal comfort, where 0 indicates very little effect and 4 indicates a very good effect. High reflectance interior shading when combined with solar protection glass can achieve class 3 “good effect”.

    Best fabrics for thermal comfort

    SNU (all colors)
    Panama Chrome (all colors)
    XL BO (all colors)
    Panama Pro (white)
    Star (snow, desert)
    Eco chrome (all colors)
    SN white
    Sea-Tex (white)


    Besides air temperature, the temperatures of the surfaces surrounding us are equally important for thermal comfort. Therefore, the surface temperature of a blind is something to consider when choosing a shading solution. The graphs below show temperature profiles for two fabrics that have comparable glare protection and view through characteristics. Under summer conditions, the all black fabric will reach temperatures up to 42 °C in the full sun. Sitting next to a 42 °C surface is clearly not very comfortable. The metallised version stays 10 °C cooler.


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