Architects have a range of options to help achieve daylighting balance in educational institutions. Glass selection provides soft, even light distribution and can be specified in a range of bird friendly textures, performance coatings, and insulation options. Architects strive to design education buildings in a north-south orientation to help achieve proper daylight balance.
The pandemic of 2019-2020 has made the world a far different place. While the threat of infectious diseases was already concerning, it has brought a renewed consciousness about healthcare facilities, the people who save lives in those facilities, and those whose lives are saved.
Motorized window treatments (MWTs) can be configured to regulate the amount of light coming into a workspace. This ensures adequate sunlight for illumination, while minimizing glare in a workspace, as well as helps save heating/cooling costs.
From the Willis Tower Ledge overlooking Chicago and the Grand Canyon Skywalk to the revolving observation deck of the Seattle Space Needle, building owners and architects have long leveraged the power of glass in high places to elicit awe from visitors.
With reports from clinical research substantiating the importance of natural lighting and ventilation in workplace productivity, health, and well-being, window design has gone beyond building aesthetics and energy efficiency.
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