To provide those concerned with bioclimatic building principles with an understanding of the subject, Somfy has produced Bioclimatic Facades, a book by Alain Liebard and Andre de Herde, authors of the treatise on bioclimatic architecture and town planning. Their book, widely read in Europe and the rest of the world, has become the reference work on the subject and has enabled many architects to discover or rediscover the principles of bioclimatic design and the modern technical and architectural means to achieve them.
For 40 years Somfy has been developing solutions to automate the control of openings and closures in residential and commercial buildings. There are many advantages associated with automated control of solar shading and window openings, including better control of lighting and ventilation, and better use of solar energy to reduce consumption for lighting, heating and cooling of buildings.
As a special offer to APN readers, Somfy is pleased to offer the first 50 respondents a free copy of this book.