Block direct radiant heat with awnings

"Block direct radiant heat with awnings"
By James Dulley, San Jose Mercury News, August 10, 2008

The Center for Sustainable Building Research's study, "Awnings in Residential Buildings: The Impact on Energy Use and Peak Demand," is cited in this article, although it merely references "studies by the University of Minnesota." The study found that in cold and mixed climates, the highest energy savings occur when awnings are used in the summer and retracted or removed in the winter.