Louver Shading

Louver Shading lets you visualize the annual shading performance of a louver shading system, such as slatted window blinds or a trellis. The tool accepts a location and the dimensions of the louver system as inputs, and produces a chart depicting the amount of shade it produces for each hour of the day, for each month of the year. Screen Shots

Keywords

window, overhang, blinds, louvers, louvres, trellis, shading, solar

Validation/Testing

Outputs verified by the author via several 3D louver system models.

Expertise Required

None.

Users

International; number not known since tool was just released.

Audience

Architects, landscape architects, builders, homeowners, passive solar designers, energy analysts.

Input

Location, louver system design, and dimensions.

Output

Chart with visual representation of louver system shading performance for each hour for each month of the year.

Computer Platform

Any Web browser.

Programming Language

Javascript.

Strengths

Instant visualization of a large dataset; very easy to use

Weaknesses

Not very precise (10%), since it has such a broad scope; currently only works for horizontal and vertical louver systems

Contact

Company:

Sustainable By Design

Address:

3631 Bagley Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98103
United States

Telephone:

206-925-9290

E-mail:

Christopher@susdesign.com

Website:

http://www.susdesign.com

Availability

Web-based shareware...free to use;  $10 to $25 donation requested if you find the program useful;  the tool's Web site is: http://susdesign.com/louver_shading