We’ve looked at the benefits of daylight in building design, but what about actually doing it?
There are many possibilities to explore when considering daylight for building design. Daylight can be used in the design of almost any physical space, including homes, apartment complexes, schools, medical facilities, office buildings, warehouses, and factories.
To maximize natural daylight, the solution depends on the project. Start by exploring a wide range of options, and then determine what the best solution is for a given project.
Skylights and roof lights are the most versatile because they can be used on any building. Depending on the scale, they can be built into or form the entire roof area. Their function is to allow natural light from above to enter and disseminate into the interior space. The building exterior or facade can also benefit from translucent daylighting products, to bring additional light into the building at all levels without creating glare.
In all daylighting applications, there are performance, regulatory and sustainability factors to consider when designing buildings for optimal use.
Designs with more natural light can create more productive working environments, better learning spaces, more effective therapeutic settings, and pleasant places to live.
Supported by a growing body of research, why shouldn't we try to maximize those benefits wherever possible?
The ideas begin here. We can help you ask more questions and explore further.
At Kingspan Light + Air we are passionate about championing the benefits of daylight and how this natural element can enhance the health, well-being and productivity for the occupants of any building while saving energy. The possibilities of daylight drive our passion for continuous innovation and are central to our commitment to manufacturing and supplying daylighting products which deliver increased natural light and simply, make buildings better places to work, rest, learn or play.
If you would like to discuss how to incorporate natural light into a new or existing space, contact us