Shading

Shading device

Providing adequate shading to windows/glazed doors will reduce your cooling load. This will be essential in warm and mild climates but may not be required in cool and cold climates.

The effect on cooling loads will depend on the size of the window, type of device, orientation and other overshadowing. The heating load may also increase so in some cases you will need to design your shading to balance heating and cooling loads.

Selecting an adjustable shading device will reduce your cooling load but keep your heating load at the same level because BASIX assumes it is used in summer but drawn back in winter to permit solar gain.

Note that internal louvres or blinds are not recognised in BASIX.

BASIX recognises the following types of shading:

Note that internal louvres or blinds are not recognised in BASIX.

Did you know? New BASIX homes are predicted to have saved around 24.8 billion litres of water (or over 9000 Olympic swimming pools)

source: BASIX Five Year Outcomes Summary