Sustainable Design Opportunities
Daylighting is a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly "green" design solution. There's no better way to illuminate interior spaces than with the natural light that surrounds us every day.
For three decades, Major Industries has been committed to creating durable, weatherproof and energy-saving skylights and curtainwall. Guardian 275® translucent skylights and curtainwall reduce light pollution, optimize energy performance and allow glare-free light to improve the quality of your indoor environment... without sacrificing strength or beauty. Our versatile Auburn® glass, polycarbonate multi-wall and acrylic skylights fit every design and budget.
Here are just a few reasons why Major Industries is the right choice for your daylighting needs:
- Guardian 275® Translucent Daylighting Panels and select Auburn® skylights provide natural daylighting without glare or "hot-spots" - there's no need for expensive shading accessories
- Optimization of energy performance and reduced HVAC loads
- Reduced need for "energy-hungry" artificial lighting
- Occupant control of ventilation and line-of-sight vision opportunities when using Guard-Tite™ window wall systems
- Reduced light pollution with Guardian 275® panels and select Auburn® skylights
- High recycled content
- All of Major's daylighting solutions come with the added benefit of LEED credit opportunities. Students benefit greatly from access to natural light - visit our LEED for Schools page for more information on the USGBC's LEED for Schools requirements and how Major's skylights and curtainwall may apply. Check out our credit list below for opportunities related to LEED v.3 NC requirements.
Click on the credits below to view possible LEED contribution for both Guardian 275® and Auburn® systems based on Version 3 NC (New Construction & Major Renovation):
Energy & Atmosphere
Materials & Resources
Indoor Environmental Quality
Innovation in Design
For detailed information regarding the LEED process and credit requirements and guidelines for each category, please visit the United States Green Building Council's website.