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A recent study by the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association PAMA has revealed that awnings are a viable means of significantly reducing energy and air conditioner usage in the home. The study was conducted by the Center for Sustainable Building research at the University of Minnesota.

Seattle was one of seven cities involved in the study and the results for Seattle are shown below.
 

Summary of Awning Impacts In Seven U.S. Cities:
Table 1: Equal Window Orientation
City Percent of Cooling Energy Saved Percent of Peak Cooling Energy Saved
Seattle 6070% 3539%

Table 2: East Window Orientation
(A majority of windows are located on the east side of the home.)
 
City Percent of Cooling Energy Saved Percent of Peak Cooling Energy Saved
Seattle 5169% 23%

Table 3: South Window Orientation
(A majority of windows are located on the south side of the home.)
City Percent of Cooling Energy Saved Percent of Peak Cooling Energy Saved
Seattle 7180% 4453%

Table 4: West Window Orientation
(A majority of windows are located on the west side of the home.)

City

Percent of Cooling Energy Saved

Percent of Peak Cooling Energy Saved

Seattle 6972% 4349%


(The north orientation is not shown because the impacts of external shading devices are small.) NOTE: The annual energy performance figures shown here were generated using RESFEN for a typical (new construction) 2000 sq. ft. house with 300 sq. ft. of window area. This report was developed with support from the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA). In particular, we appreciate the input from Michelle Sahlin, Managing Director of PAMA, who initiated and shaped the project. The Windows and Glazings Program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).

 

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