The conversation about the health benefits of daylighting in the United States has truly reached the forefront. Articles detailing research, data, and discussions about the ramifications of lack of sunlight from the built environment are now appearing in mainstream press and dominate educational seminar schedules.
Maximizing energy efficiency is a key concern on virtually every new commercial construction project. When the construction happens to be for the electric provider itself, it is easy to understand how the priority takes on even greater importance.
Customers often call design teams regarding problems concerning too much light and/or too much heat coming into a building and making the space practically unusable. The issue is the original design concept did not combine the glazing with other design elements to adequately address the sun management challenge.