Tubelite Inc. recently introduced MaxBlock Sunshades to reduce solar heat gain by shading vision glass areas while allowing natural daylighting. Use of the sunshades can help lower building cooling costs and energy use attributed to air-conditioning. The sunshades are designed for use with Tubelite 200 Series and 400 Series curtainwalls and are available in a variety of styles. Finishes are available to match or contrast with the company’s curtainwall framing.
Three outrigger types with corresponding louver styles and facia caps are available – airfoil, Z-blade and tubular. Each type can be extended from the building in projections of 20 inches, 25 inches, 30 inches and 35 inches to provide the desired shade performance. Blades are attached to the outriggers using simple screw spline connections.