Energy efficiency

The use of shade sails is also recommended to reduce the interior temperature of those rooms with glass enclosures that are directly affected by the sun in summer.

In some cases, the temperatures reached are so high that the space is rendered unusable. In other cases, air conditioners have to be turned up to full blast to compensate for these high temperatures.

The use of shade sails to minimize the greenhouse effect inside some buildings allows us to improve the thermal comfort of the spaces and/or reduce energy expenditure for thermal conditioning.

Sails can be placed horizontally, as some images follow, or vertically as a second skin on the facade.

GALE PACIFIC, with its shade sail product COMMERCIAL 95, has made a small study in collaboration with the University Rovira i Virgili in a building of the University in Tarragona. The study concludes that with the use of shade sails vertically above the facade there is a clear reduction of the indoor temperature, the difference between having a sail and not having one would be about approx. 7 ºC average difference. In addition, we greatly reduce the temperature fluctuation. The CASE STUDY is available at

Shadow sails in CAP VINYETS from SANT BOI de LLOBREGAT to reduce temperature in Waiting Rooms and Consultation Rooms.