CSBR College of Design


Awnings in Residential Buildings

Awnings have advantages that contribute to more sustainable buildings. First, awnings result in cooling energy savings by reducing direct solar gain through windows. This directly reduces the impact of global warming from greenhouse gas emissions. A second benefit is that peak electricity demand is also reduced by awnings potentially resulting in reduced mechanical equipment costs. Reduced peak demand may also result in energy cost savings in the future if residential customers are charged higher rates during peak periods. Another outcome of peak demand reduction is the overall savings to utility companies and the public from a decreased need to build new generating capacity.

You Tube: The Science of Awnings


Project: Awnings in Residential Buildings
Principal Investigator: John Carmody
Project Team: Kerry Haglund, CSBR
Joe Huang, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Sponsor: Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA)
Status: Complete September 2007
Download Document: Summary Report: Awnings in Residential Buildings
Full Report: Awnings in Residential Buildings


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