A growing interest by architects and engineers in these hot dry and humid regions is focused on revisiting vernacular strategies, such as external solar screens
, and adopting them to contemporary buildings.
Thermal mass, solar screens
, and geothermal energy (underground air tunnels) are used as passive means in regulating indoor temperature.
Eco-friendly home shading options--like landscape shading, blinds, outdoor awnings, window-tinting films, solar screens
and solar shades--eliminate interior warming by stopping the sun's rays before they pass through the window, thus reducing the need for A/C altogether.
Previously, the windows were obstructed; now floor-to-ceiling windows are revealed with solar screens
to control light Well-designed by notable restaurant design firm Arnold Syrop Associates, New York City, the restaurant features comfy seating nooks in the windows to overlook the bustling Lower Manhattan cityscape and the Hudson River.
Within a few years, the windows division began engineering and producing vertical tracks and fabrics, pleated shades, mini blinds, drapery tracks, retractable awnings, solar screens
, drapery fabrics and an extensive furniture line.
, window shades, and drapery can also be effective shade producers.
provides blinds, shades, shutters, draperies, window film, solar screens
and motorized window coverings.