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Shade Construction

- [source code]
Create an EnergyPlus shade construction. Note that Shade objects in EnergyPlus do not have layers and are only defined by their exterior reflectance.

Inputs

  • name
    Text to set the name for the Construction and to be incorporated into a unique Construction identifier.
  • sol_ref
    A number between 0 and 1 for the solar reflectance of the construction. Default: 0.2.
  • vis_ref
    A number between 0 and 1 for the visible reflectance of the construction. Default: 0.2.
  • specular
    A boolean to note whether the reflection off the shade should be diffuse (False) or specular (True). Set to True if the construction is representing a glass facade or a mirror material. Default: False.

Outputs

  • constr
    A shade construction that can be assigned to Honeybee Shades or ConstructionSets.