FOR BUILDING PROFESSIONALS

For Building Professionals

This section is intended for building professionals and is where we provide you with access to our MSPEC calculator, an overview of which partners can supply you with MicroShade solutions as well as relevant material such as data sheets, tender material, calculation and selection guidelines (see 'Downloads' below).

If you have any questions or you need further information, please contact MicroShade by mail infoSPAMIKKE@microshade.dk or phone +45 72 14 48 48.

 

MSPEC Calculator

With our online MSPEC calculator you can do simple, guiding calculations of the effective g-value and compare glass types. For specific projects, we recommend more detailed calculations, which can be performed by our Technical Support Team. Please contact us by mail supportSPAMIKKE@microshade.dk.

We will also be happy to help you find the right MicroShade®-type and compare MicroShade® with alternative solutions.

Building Simulations

We work towards making it easier and more accessible to perform building simulations with MicroShade.

Below you will find the simulation programs in which you can simulate MicroShade®. In some programs like BSim and IDA ICE MicroShade® is a standard element and in other programs MicroShade® can be simulated by using BSDF files, .cal and .rad files or angle depended transmittance data from the datasheets.

In case you need BSDF, .cal and .rad files they can be downloaded from the guideline “Daylight Calculations with MicroShade®” in our Downloads section.

Building Simulation Program Energy and Indoor Climate Daylight
BSim (in Danish only)                                                                          X                                                                                 
IDA ICE                         X      X
SSF ESBO                         X  
IESVE                         X      X*
DIVA        X*
Velux Daylight Visualizer        X*
EnergyPlus                         X*  
TRNSYS                         X*      X*
Radiance        X**
Daysim        X**
*BSDF file, **.cal and .rad files    
     

We welcome your input if you are using applications in which you would like MicroShade to be implemented as a standard element. Please feel free to contact us at supportSPAMIKKE@microshade.dk

MicroShade® and international sustainability schemes

DGNB, LEED and BREEAM are the three leading voluntary certification schemes, when it comes to sustainability assessment of buildings.

DGNB is the most recent certification scheme and is called a second-generation system. It was launched in Germany in 2008 and is very comprehensive in its analysis of buildings and considers all aspects of sustainability. Several countries have adapted the DGNB to local conditions and have their own versions, but also the international DGNB version can be used.

LEED is the American sustainable building certification scheme from 1998 and is implemented in more than 135 countries today.

BREEAM is the British sustainability certification scheme for buildings from 1990 and is used in more than 75 countries. Some countries like Germany and Norway have adapted BREEAM to local conditions and have their own versions.

In the figure to the right it is illustrated which criteria in the three schemes that are affected positively by the performance of MicroShade®.



Strategic Partners

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Our Strategic Partners consist of those companies who produce or install MicroShade solutions.

Saint-Gobain


MicroShade co-operates closely with the worlds leading glass- and building component manufacturer Saint-Gobain. All glass is delivered through the subsidiary, Glassolutions, who has seen the potential in MicroShade from the beginning, and today is using MicroShade as spearhead on a number of prominent projects.

Glasssolutions and MicroShade have delivered glass for a lot of prestigious projects, among others Nordeas Trading Headquarters, Danish House of Industry and Copenhagen Towers.

 

Pilkington


Pilkington is one of Europes leading manufacturers of glass for the auto- and building industry and has during the past years focused especially on supplying to large window manufacturers such as Velfac, with whom MicroShade also co-operates.

Pilkington is the worlds leading manufacturer of float glass for the auto- and building industry. In Scandinavia, Pilkington is represented in Glostrup and is producing glass for the Nordic marked in the factory in Halmstad, Sweden.

 

Viridian


Viridian is the largest glass supplier and manufacturer in Australia and has a significant presence throughout Southeast Asia.

Viridian continuously look for innovative solutions within glass technologies which makes MicroShade a perfect match to its product range.

Strategic Partners 2

Velfac


Velfac is the leading manufacturer of facade windows in Denmark. They are represented in Scandinavia, UK and Ireland. Velfac is a part of VKR Holding A/S that also owns Velux and Rationel.

Velfac sees a great potential in the passive solar shading that MicroShade can provide for their windows, because external solar shading in general blocks the view and the visual expression of Velfac’s slim profile series.

Snoer


Glarmestre Snoer og Sønner A/S has 95 years of experience in the glass industry in Denmark. Glarmestre Snoer og Sønner provides special solutions within glass, aluminum and wood.

Special solutions are the firms core competencies, and Glarmestre Snoer og Sønner are acknowledged for providing in-depth and professional consultancy along with creativity and flexibility in projects.

H.S.Hansen


HS Hansen is the leading manufacturer of facades in Denmark and also has representation in all of Scandinavia, Germany, UK and Poland. MicroShade has chosen this co-operation because HS Hansen continuesly pushes the limit for the technical possibilities. A philosophy that together with engineering diligence are very compatible with MicroShade.

The co-operation has for among other projects led to making the facades for the Danish Experimentarium.

Advisors

This section will soon contain an approved list of companies who have experience working with MicroShade® - ranging from one to several projects.

Introduction to Downloads


Architectural overlays

For visualizations with MicroShade® glazing


Datasheets

Angle dependant values for 2- and 3-layer MicroShade glazings

Calculation Guidelines

Guidelines for building simulation programs

Selection Guidelines
Help to choose the right type of MicroShade® for your project

Comparisons

MicroShade® compared to other shading types            

Tender Material
Tender text ready to copy into the tender material