MICROSHADE: Reducing Footprints with New, Efficient Technology
In the fast-paced world of modern construction and architecture, creating buildings that not only offer a comfortable and efficient work environment but also embrace sustainability and reduced environmental impact is paramount. It’s here, at the intersection of well-being, energy efficiency, and environmental consciousness, that MicroShade® emerges as a game-changer. Daylight, solar heat protection, and an unobstructed view are vital components of any successful building, influencing the well-being and productivity of its occupants. These elements are primarily managed by the façade of the building, and especially the solar shading solution integrated into it.
Introducing MicroShade®: Redefining Shading Solutions for Sustainable Buildings
MicroShade®, a Danish cleantech company established in 2003, initially ventured into solar shading solutions using a passive steel membrane. However, in pursuit of innovation and sustainability, they redefined their approach. The result is the revolutionary MicroShade® – a micro-structured film that, when integrated into double or triple pane insulating glazing units, provides optimal solar shading without compromising daylight and outside views. This innovation has ushered in a new era for the construction industry, one that focuses on reducing carbon emissions and enhancing the sustainability of buildings.
Efficiency Beyond Comparison
MicroShade® is not just a product; it’s a commitment to better work environments and lower operating costs for building owners and tenants. How does it work? This ingenious solution relies on a passive, micro-structured film that progressively shades the sun’s direct rays. Imagine it as an exterior blind, but nearly invisible to the human eye. This allows it to provide up to 100% beam shading during scorching summers, effectively reducing the energy from sunlight. In contrast, during winter, it allows approximately 35% of solar transmittance, decreasing the need for heating and enhancing energy efficiency.
Moreover, MicroShade® ensures a generous influx of natural daylight, making it suitable for both facade and roof applications. Its slim profile is virtually invisible, leaving only a discreet seam where the film joins, ensuring that your view remains unobstructed.
The Green Solution – Inside and Out
MicroShade® is the embodiment of environmental responsibility. As a micro-structure film so thin that it’s almost imperceptible between glazing layers, it operates passively and demands no control units, configurations, or additional maintenance. It seamlessly integrates with various modern glazing configurations, including structural, sound reduction, and safety glazing options.
Transforming Lives, One Building at a Time
At its core, MicroShade® is a catalyst for a better indoor climate, which, in turn, fuels engagement, satisfaction, and productivity. It addresses the delicate balance of delivering an efficient façade – mitigating overheating in summer, welcoming ample daylight, and providing outside views.
The benefits of MicroShade® are numerous and profound:
- Improved View: No obstruction of view by exterior shading devices.
- More Daylight: Real daylight distribution for up to 80% of work hours during the year.
- Improved Thermal Indoor Climate: Reduces solar energy transmittance by up to 97% during summer, leading to less need for cooling and ventilation.
- Enhanced Energy Profile: Decreases dependence on mechanical installations, reducing costs.
- Peace and Quiet: No noise from mechanical installations adjusting to weather conditions.
- Unparalleled Indoor Climate: Offers exceptional light distribution and up to 97% shading of direct solar beams.
- Reduced Operational Costs: Maintenance-free and less need for cooling and ventilation.
- Predictability: Advanced guarantees for lifetime performance.
- Better Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Life Cycle Cost (LCC): Reduced costs and increased space availability.
- Enhanced M2 Flexibility: Expands workspace and reduces dependence on mechanical infrastructure.
- Higher Gross Rent Levels: Boosts the quality of the indoor climate, space utilization, and environmental profile.
- Simplified Construction and Retrofitting: No wiring or system configuration needed.
Elevating the Entire Building Ecosystem
MicroShade® doesn’t just cater to tenants and building owners; it has a profound impact on contractors and architects as well. It streamlines installation, minimizes risks, and empowers architects with limitless design possibilities.
A Benchmark for Solar Shading
In a competitive landscape, MicroShade® sets a new standard. Its unique combination of energy efficiency, quality of light, view-out capability, ease of installation, lifetime cost, and reduced CO2 impact makes it a benchmark for solar shading solutions.
A Journey Rooted in Innovation
The story of MicroShade began in 2003 with a vision to integrate solar cells into glass facades, and it has evolved into an embodiment of sustainability. With support from Vækstfonden and the Danish Technological Institute, MicroShade® has grown into a groundbreaking solution, revolutionizing the way we approach solar shading and sustainability in construction.
Join the Revolution
As the world moves toward greener, more sustainable living and working spaces, MicroShade® paves the way for the future of construction. By reducing carbon footprints with its innovative technology, it’s not just a product – it’s a promise to create a better, more sustainable world, one building at a time.