Did you know that up to 55% of your home’s energy costs are generated by heating and cooling? Ouch! I have a couple of sunny windows that need to be shaded so I compiled options I’m considering.
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OPTIONS FOR AND SCIENCE OF SHADING A WINDOW
- http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/energy-efficient-window-treatments – Energy-Efficient Window Treatments (solar panel shades)
- http://www.energydepot.com/RPUres/library/shading.asp – Green Riverside Window Shading
- http://srd364ccoo.blogspot.com/2008/08/shading-windows.html – Shading Windows – August 12, 2008
- http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/Cooling/Shading/Shading.htm – Window Shading for Cooling
- http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/consumer/buildings/homes/windows/shading.htm – Window Orientation and Shading
- http://windows.lbl.gov/daylighting/designguide/section5.pdf – Shading Strategy
- http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/publications/html/FSEC-CR-1682-00/images/e-dsn-3.htm – Energy-Efficient Design
BAY WINDOW AWNINGS
SINGLE WINDOW AWNINGS
- http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-70567761660433_2251_27992734 – measuring instructions
Check back. I will be adding more links.
NATURAL SUN SCREENS (AKA PRIVACY SCREENS)
The following are random photos of structures and plants that can provide shade fro a sunny window:
- https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=343278399107149&set=a.298340206934302.55099.285293641572292&type=1&theater – photo of Morning Glories providing shade for a too sunny window.
- http://www.ezfromseed.org/easytogrow/morningglory.htm – These easy to grow vines can reach from 5 to 15 feet tall. Their flower colors range from sky blue to red violet.