Custom-built energy efficient pergola in TorquayNovember 24, 2015
We recently built a custom energy efficient pergola for a Torquay home. You might be wondering how a pergola can be energy efficient. A pergola is often attached to your home and adds shade and protection. This pergola we built actually has what we call a solar passive roof, which allows the winter sunshine to filter through the louvres, while blocking the summer sun. This works well for north-facing homes.
The custom-built solar passive pergola was constructed outside the master bedroom of the Torquay home, using sustainably sourced Cypress timber. It has made a huge difference in keeping the room cool on hot days. It blocks direct sunlight from heating up the room in summer, but will allow sunlight in winter to warm up room.