Sun & Shadow
Solar Angle: sun rise, sun set
Solar Light: illumination, heat gain
Seasonal Light: affect, ambiance
Shade Effect: heat loss, dimness
Plant Growth: conifer, deciduous
Seasonal Shade: delusive, semblance
With the cost of fuel, designing buildings that provide the optimum amount of solar gain may be a requirement in the future. Currently, the effect of new buildings and additions may have an impact on adjacent buildings. Neighbors may be concerned with the loss of light and effect of shade on their property. Building owners may be concerned with the heating and cooling of their building. Studying the effect of these conditions may result in increased longevity and lower maintenance costs. Existing buildings may be improved with a better understanding of it’s surroundings.