Whether you’re designing a manufacturing facility or an office complex, daylighting should play an important role in the building’s overall design and function – and should also be cost-effective for the building owner. While there are numerous ways to deliver sunlight into interior spaces, perhaps the easiest and most bottom-line friendly method is through light-transmitting wall systems.
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Entrances and Common Areas
Entrances and common areas often feature glass windows and wall systems, but uncontrolled natural light can make for an uncomfortable working or learning environment, and put stress on HVAC systems. In these areas, consider a translucent panel or mixed glazed system. Translucent systems offer glare-free natural light, and mixed glazed system can be configured with fixed or operable glass for views to the outside and ventilation control.
Work Spaces and Learning Environments
While no glazing material is perfect for all situations, translucent panel and polycarbonate multi-wall systems are a good choice for areas like libraries, classrooms, computer rooms, work spaces, manufacturing facilities and other spaces where occupants spend a significant amount of time. By effectively diffusing direct sunlight and dispersing it throughout interior spaces, translucent systems create a more satisfying environment during daylight hours when glare and hot-spots can cause serious problems and eye strain.
Unique Design Flexibility
The unique nature of translucent FRP panels also allows for some creative applications, especially during evening hours. These include back-lighting behind company signage, colored lighting to create an eye-catching architectural focal point, or simply a column of illuminated translucent FRP panels to call out a building’s entrance.
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