Shady Grove Medical Center

Rockville, Md.

Nature of Project

Solar heat control

Project Detail

Shady Grove is part of the largest non-profit health care system in Montgomery County outside of Washington, D.C. The 305-bed medical center had an issue with sun control as the sun rays were causing heat problems for patients and employees located near windows. The solar heat gain also caused problems with the hospital’s HVAC system, which was fooled by the solar heat. After testing various solutions, Commercial Window Shield engineers developed an exterior sun screen solution which reduced the amount of heat coming into the hospital from the sun.