Wood's use for solar shading

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Patrick Hislop and Philip O'Leary, TRADA Technology explains wood's use for external solar shading.

With ever increasing concern about saving energy, areas of glazing are becoming still bigger, both to obtain the maximum advantage of daylight and to benefit from passive solar gain in the winter.

Article from In Touch with Timber Issue 9 (Autumn 2012)

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