Farrar Bamforth Associates Ltd
Sustainable Developments
 & Green Building
 & Specification


Designing a building to make the most of the site, it's orientation and window sizes are the first stage of your sustainable building.



1. Introduction
2. The Legislation
3. Design & Specification
4. Airtight Construction &
means of Ventilation
5. Lighting
6. Water Saving
7. Renewable Energy

Solar Shading

Solar shading can control the amount of light and heat entering a building & reduce glare. It can reduce the need for cooling and air conditioning by maintaining an even temperature despite varying climatic conditions.

The photograph above shows the shading provided by a fixed glazed canopy which still allows light to enter the building.

Solar shading can be incorporated into the design of the building with over hanging eaves (above).

Electronically operated shading allows maximum control by the occupant as shown in the external blinds, above.