22 Aug 2019
August 22, 2019

Shading Solution Consultant

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Engineered Shading Solution has long been considered an afterthought, however now it is an essential element of a building system. In essence an Engineered Shading Solution is a sustainable system for an interior or exterior windows, which engage the latest technologies to control heat, glare, and light. 

With the advent of these technological advances in the industry, it has become challenging for Architects to keep up with the variety of design and control options. So what do Architects do when faced with new, exciting yet overwhelming choices?

The answer is to rely upon an expert consultant. This is nothing new, as we see a litany of specialists engaged to work on projects, such as: lighting, acoustics, audio-visual, façade, security, landscape, radio frequency, to name a few. It is time for the architectural community to consider the advent of the Shading Solution Consultant

Working with a consultant can provide expert advise on how to design, build, and install an Engineered Shading Solution, that will reduce solar heat gain, lower annoying glare, and control unwanted daylight. 

InSync Solar provides experience in consulting, designing, and installing Engineered Shading Solutions for Passive House projects. Our work with architects and builders include solutions for both residential and commercial projects. We understand the need of providing systems that are based on performance in reducing solar heat gain, as well as respecting the integrity of the Passive House shell. 
 
Through our consultation service, you can design and plan how to integrate an exterior or interior shading solution for your next project. 
 

~Shade Consultation Services~

  1. Architectural, Aesthetic and Functional Intent 
    Our team will meet to assess the architectural, aesthetic and functional intent of the project. 

    Architectural Intent – To determine the nature of the Engineered Shading Solution, which includes applications for both interior or exterior installations. 
    Aesthetic Intent – To evaluate and determine the quality of the materials, level of finish, ceiling pocket design, special hardware, fabric selection, type of user control and placement. 
    Functional Intent – To understand the level of automated control required. This would include such decisions as local, group or master control, level of integration, and sensors. The type of fabric in order to reduce solar heat gain, control unwanted glare and manage daylight.
  2. Preparation of a Preliminary Budget Estimate 
    Our team will provide a general sense of what resources will be required to satisfy the architectural, aesthetic and functional intent of the project. This early budget number will reflect what may be required to design, engineer, test, source, fabricate and install the shading and control system.
  3. Provide Basic Design Concept Drawings 
    Our team can prepare visually representations of possible solution sets to be included into the architectural drawings for the project. Design concepts will be in an AutoCAD format with an accompanying PDF version.
  4. Provide Design Mockups
    If required to provide proof of concept, our team can design, engineer and procure a scaled, functioning mockup.
  5. Provide Physical Samples
    Our team can procure and provide physical working samples for the purpose of understanding the design, appeal and functioning nature of the Engineered Shading Solution.
  6. Provide a Three-Part Specification
    Our team can prepare, review and if necessary modify a Three-Part Specification that defines the scope of the shading and control system.
  7. Prepare a Working Budget
    Our team can present a working budget that will represent the refined elements of the finalized project drawings and specifications.
  8. Planning and Coordination
    Our team can provide planning and coordination with other trades that relies upon the success of the Engineered Shading Solution. This includes such trades as: façade, ceiling, drywall, painting, HVAC, lighting and electrical. 
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15 Aug 2019
August 15, 2019

Awning Exterior System

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Our European designed custom awnings are beautifully constructed to extend your outdoor living lifestyle. Each retractable outdoor awning exterior system comes with extendable arms, durable exterior fabrics and motorized controls. Read More

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Select among a wide variety of fabrics that are certified with different degrees of solar resistance. All our awning arms are strong and are built to withstand long projections.  Automated wind sensors and anemometers are provided to retract the awning back to its closed position. Read More

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15 Aug 2019
August 15, 2019

Pergola Exterior Shading System

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Our Pergola retractable tension shading systems protect your outdoor living space while providing comfort, energy efficiency and are custom designed for your specific needs and project requirements. Read More

pergola exterior shade

We design our retractable Pergola shading systems using the leading fabrics in the market that are solution dyed acrylics or solar protective screen mesh material with variable openness factors.

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08 Jan 2019
January 08, 2019

8 Reasons Why You Need A Shading Solution Consultant

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Window coverings have long been considered an afterthought. However with today’s technology it is now an essential element of the Modern Building System. This concept has evolved our offerings from basic window coverings into Engineered Shading Solutions.

The definition of an Engineered Shading Solution is a sustainable system for both interior or exterior windows, which engage the latest technologies to control heat, glare, privacy and light. 

With the advent of the technological advances in our industry, it has become challenging for Architects to keep up with the variety of design and control options. So what do Architects do when faced with these array of new and exciting options?

The answer is to rely upon an expert consultant. This is nothing new, as we have seen a litany of specialists already engaged to work on projects, such as: lighting, acoustics, audio-visual, façade, security, landscape, radio frequency, to name a few. It is time for the architectural community to consider the advent of the Shading Solution Consultant

Working with a consultant can provide expert advise on how to design, build, and install an Engineered Shading Solution, that will reduce solar heat gain, lower annoying glare, and control unwanted daylight.  

8 Reasons Why You Need An
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10 Dec 2018
December 10, 2018

An Architect’s Guide To Exterior Solar Shades

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Why do we need An Architect's Guide to Exterior Shading Solutions? Because many in the architectural and design community view exterior solar shades as an afterthought, and as a result, they may not give their projects the best chances for success. 

Today's emphasis on sustainable solutions have rushed window coverings to the center stage with other building systems, such as lighting and HVAC. Architect's and designers are becoming aware of the advantages of incorporating window coverings (especially exterior shades) into their building and building facade.

To help educate architects, designers and the Passive House community on Exterior  Shading Systems, we have created "An Architect’s Guide to Exterior Shading Solutions". It is a comprehensive and educational report on the many aspects of designing and specifying exterior window coverings. The guide covers such things as:

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1. Exterior Shading Solutions and Sustainable Design.
2. Introduction to Exterior Shading Solutions.
3. Benefits of Exterior Shading Solutions.
4. Common Myths of Exterior Shading Solutions.
5. The Passive House and Exterior Shading Solutions.
6. Exterior Shade Products.
7. Exterior Shade Fabrics.
8. Exterior Shading Controls.
9. Completed Exterior Projects.


To download "https://www.insyncsolar.com/an-architects-guide-to-exterior-solar-shades"
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05 Dec 2018
December 05, 2018

Control Shading and Drapery Using Power Over Ethernet

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Control Shading and Drapery Using Power Over Ethernet with the SDN PoE Gateway by Somfy System. This is a great system that lowers costs and improves efficiency with power over ethernet shading. This PoE Gateway System by Somfy that worked great when we installed for a school district recently using PoE technology.

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26 Nov 2018
November 26, 2018

The Shading Consultant

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The evolution of window-coverings have spanned centuries. In the early 1700’s, the Scotch Holland Window Shade was produced in Glasgow, Scotland. But it wasn’t until 1864, when Stewart Hartshorn patented the first spring roller that enabled these shades to function without cord and pulleys.

We’ve come a long way since those primitive days of window-coverings, though the same spring roller is still available today. Back in those days, and not too far in our recent past, most people considered a window-covering nothing more than an afterthought.

However, with the advent of unique functioning systems, precise abilities of control, and innovative fabrics, today’s window-coverings have evolved into https://www.insyncsolar.com/shading-solution-consultant.

The difference between a window-covering, and an Engineered Shading Solution, is where the former can indeed be an afterthought, the latter however, is considered an essential element of a building system.

In essence an Engineered Shading Solution is a sustainable system for an interior or exterior windows, which engage the latest technologies to control heat, glare, and light.

With the advent of these technological advances in the industry, it has become challenging for Architects to keep up with the variety of design and control options. So what do Architects do when faced with new, exciting yet overwhelming choices?

The answer is to rely upon an expert consultant. This is nothing new, as we see a litany of specialists engaged to work on projects, such as: lighting, acoustics, audio-visual, façade, security, landscape, radio frequency, to name a few.

Shade Consultant

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14 Nov 2018
November 14, 2018

Shades for Tilt and Turn Windows

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Tilt and Turn windows have become more and more popular especially in new construction in New York City. We finally have a solution to provide shades for the typically difficult to cover tilt and turn windows. Using the track system allows the shades to stay in place when operating either of the two distinct window functions of tilt and turn windows: swinging in like a door, or tilting the top of the sash into the room for ventilation (see below).

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14 Nov 2018
November 14, 2018

Interior Motorized Shades at The Forum at Columbia University

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The building industry has gravitated towards glass facades with floor to ceiling windows.  They offer spectacular views and a sleek appearance that is almost expected in any new design.  With all that glass window coverings can no longer be treated as decorations or an afterthought.  Shading systems applied to glass facades must be viewed as a building system, on par with lighting, and HVAC.

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01 Oct 2018
October 01, 2018

Draper Flexshade ZIP Exterior Shade Wind Test

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The Draper FlexShade® ZIP is often used to protect outdoor spaces from sun, heat, wind, and insects. Because the FlexShade® ZIP is used in some especially windy areas of the world, Draper wanted to see how much wind the product could withstand.

Draper Flexshade ZIP

WIND TUNNEL TEST
When a shade system is being used outdoors, it’s important that it be as resistant as possible to wind and weather. Draper’s FlexShade ZIP is often used to protect outdoor spaces from sun, heat, wind, and insects. Its wind resistance comes from extruded aluminum side channels that incorporate plastic inner channels. Cushioning pads dampen fabric movement, and “zip” details attached to the fabric’s edges keep it in place. Because the FlexShade ZIP is used in some especially windy areas of the world, Draper wanted to see how much wind the product could withstand.

“We wanted to understand the limits of our product better,” said Clint Childress, LEED®AP, solar control solutions product manager for Draper. “With exterior shading, end users and designers want to know the performance in the elements. The testing helps show and give guidelines.”

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