UCAR Office Solar Reflection Study

Category: Design and Analysis
Year: 2012
Status: current Building Type: Offices
LEED: No
Location: Boulder, CO

Daylighting Innovations assisted Anderson Mason Dale architects in solving a solar reflection issue occur in the parking lot of a curved office building.  Analysis was done illustrating the magnitude, duration, and location of these focused reflections.  An innovative solution utilizing photovoltaic awnings to both block the reflections, improve heat gain to the building, and generating energy.