A Holistic Approach to Daylighting
Examing the economic, environmental, and societal impacts of Lumira® aerogel daylighting. The inclusion of Lumira® in fenestration systems optimizes an architect's ability to design with daylight. Lumira® is an exceptional material that manages heat, diffuses light, reduces sound, and repels moisture.
High Efficiency, Lower Costs
Strengthening the customary weak link of the building envelope with high performance Lumira® aerogel daylighting systems considerably impacts cost and energy efficiency in a variety of ways. The natural light diffusion and glare elimination provided by Lumira® aerogel can replace or supplement artificial lighting, resulting in significant energy and demand savings.
Heat loss and gain are controlled by the unique characteristics of Lumira® particles, which inhibit heat transfer, measurably imacting HVAC loads and occupant comfort, at great energy savings to the building owner. The UV stability, durability, and moisture resistance of hydrophobic Lumira® aerogel insulation result in extended product life and lower long-term operational costs.
Good Daylighting Saves $$$
Sound Absorption and Privacy
The structure of Lumira® aerogel inhibits sound and vibration transmission not just by blocking, but by absorbing sound energy, creating significant sound control by reducing external and internal noise transfer. Lumira® aerogel-filled daylighting systems transmit much less sound than traditional systems, leading not only to better energy efficiency, but also quieter interior spaces.
With its unique look, aerogel adds texture and depth to polycarbonate glazing and provides visual privacy while still allowing high light transmittance.
"The UV stability, durability, and moisture resistance of hydrophobic Lumira® insulation result in extended product life and lower long-term operational costs. These benefits hold true even in extreme or demanding applications such as passive houses, zero-carbon or positive energy buildings."
Quality, Diffused Daylighting with Lumira® aerogel-filled Panels