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.
Reducing Your Carbon Footprint
Energy is a key part of the sustainability concept. It is widely acknowledged that the construction, occupation and running of buildings accouts for close to half of the all energy consumption in the USA and Europe. Not only can Lumira® aerogel save energy and reduce CO2 emissions, it is also reusable when the building is decommissioned.
Lumira® aerogel is safe for human and ecological systems, and is manufactured with little to no impact on the environment. This means including daylighting systems with Lumira® aerogel insulation in building designs can help create healthier living, recreational and work spaces.
The inclusion of Lumira® aerogel in daylighting systems can assist in securing LEED certification and meet or exceed stringent building and energy code requirements. Lumira® aerogel is the perfect solution for reducing the carbon footprint of dwellings and buildings while enabling a wide range of commecial and residential design choices.
"For each kWh of electricity used for commercial lighting, ~.5 kWh of electricity is needed for cooling. Incorporating natural daylight into a building saves on both lighting and cooling loads; reducing costs and carbon footprint."
Quality, Diffused Daylighting with Lumira® aerogel-filled Panels