Category: Construction & Real Estate
Subcategory: Other Construction & Real Estate
Exporter: ELEMENTS GLASS & ALUM IND LLC.
Let The Sun Shine In
Few people would claim to prefer artificial light to sunlight. The ongoing popularity of sun roofs, and the coveted office window attest to many people’s desire for natural light in the building they occupy. Notwithstanding this instinctive attraction to sunlight, architects, for most of the 20th century, did not pay particular attention to day lighting concepts. This is commonly traced to the introduction of the electric light bulb in the 1920s, which tuned architects concerns away from considering a building’s orientation to the sun’s daily and seasonal paths. However, the advent of new skylight and roof technologies and their incorporation into accepted “green building models” is ushering in a new era for day lighting systems.
Once considered too energy inefficient by architect, a new generation of sophisticated and attractive aluminum frame skylights and atria are making their stamp on the modem city.
The beauty of “FLAT AND CURVE GLASS SKYLIGHT” is now affordable thanks to our economical production methods. The beauty of glass is designed into a high profile skylight of outstanding value. The superior performance of double glaring greatly reduces thermal transfer and deadens the sound of rain and outside noise.
All skylights are priced to be a real value and still meet rigid architectural specification with extruded, curbs and framing. To enhance performance, and the laminated inner-glass, which cuts the harmful UV rays by 99% These skylights are always working to keep your heating and cooling costs down while adding the beauty of natural daylight to your home, office or plant.
The Adventage of Daylight
Properly designed and introduced, day lighting can significantly reduce a building’s artificial lighting requirements and its costs. Sunlight can also reduce a building’s artificial cooling and heating requirements. Daylight produces less heat per unit of illumination than many artificial lights potentially reducing cooling requirements and can cut heating requirement as part of a passive solar heating system. Aside from these building specific issues, evidence is mounting that daylight can confer direct benefits to the mood and habits of those who occupy daylight buildings.
A growing number of studies have associated daylight schools with quicker teaming, daylight office with less absenteeism and higher productivity, daylight hospital with happier patients. And even daylight retail shops with more consumptive shoppers. A typical roof based skylight configuration consists of specially manufactured translucent thermoforming polycarbonate or acrylic panel bonded to grid core constructed of interlocked, extruded structural aluminum beams.