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3 Ways to Incorporate Solar Energy Into Your Building Design February 20, 2020

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3 Ways to Incorporate Solar Energy Into Your Building Design, Rochester, New York

Solar panels are an increasingly popular way to meet the energy demands of commercial buildings and even large-scale industrial facilities. Incorporating solar energy into your building design can dramatically reduce your long-term operating costs, as well as your business’s impact on the environment. Whether you’re adapting an underused structure or putting up a new office building, below are a few ways to harness the power of solar energy.

3 Ways of Using Solar Power

1. Photovoltaic Panels

Solar panels directly convert sunlight into usable electricity, reducing your reliance on the power grid and lowering utility bills. While photovoltaic panels require the largest up-front investment, they also generate the highest returns. Depending on the weather and the design of your building, a solar array may virtually eliminate your building’s monthly energy expenses.

2. Windows

building designSunlight streaming through large windows not only brightens the interior, but it also acts as a passive form of solar heating. Creating a building design with passive solar heating in mind allows you to get as much direct sunlight as possible in the winter and create shade in the summer. This approach focuses on the orientation of the building and the angles of sunlight at different times of the year, making it the only way to use solar energy without investing in additional equipment.

3. Solar Thermal

Solar thermal systems are designed to heat water, which is then routed to dishwashers, sinks, and even heating systems. Restaurants, small industrial facilities, and other businesses with high water needs can enjoy significant savings with solar thermal systems, but they may not be right for areas that frequently experience sub-zero temperatures.

For over 20 years, Pardi Partnership Architects PC in Rochester, NY, has provided intelligent building designs and creative solutions to developers and businesses throughout Western and Upstate New York. Their innovative approach brings together a talented team of architects, designers, engineers, and contractors, all working together to handle every step of the process seamlessly. To see some of their previous projects, visit their website, or follow them on Facebook. Call (585) 454­-4670 to discuss your building design project with a member of their team.

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