We’ve compiled a handy list of what to keep in mind when designing sun protective shade and what to avoid. Using a combination of good shade characteristics while avoiding poor designs will result in a more sun-protective and enjoyable shaded area.
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2. Queensland Health. (2016). Shade Needs Assessment: Step by step guide. Queensland Government. https://www.health.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0027/443745/shade-needs-assessment-guide.pdf
3. Queensland Health. (2016). Built Shade Materials and Structures. Queensland Government. https://www.health.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0027/443916/built-shade-materials-structures.pdf
4. Queensland Health. (2016). Shade Design Factors to Limit UVR. Queensland Government. https://www.health.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0024/443580/shade-design-factors-uvr.pdf