Why Do You Need Daylighting?
Daylight is as natural and essential as clean air and clean water. We have advanced with it since the dawn of time, and we depend upon it for survival. Modern structures often separate us from this basic need.
Beyond the asthetic benefits of full spectrum lighting, natural light is a major contributor to maintaining health. Numerous studies have shown that natural light, with a balanced spectrum can help maintain circadian rhythms. Natural light also changes throughout the day, which impacts how key glands function to energize, heal, and calm our bodies.
Without daylight, people will often suffer from sleep disorders, depression, and chemical/hormone imbalances that negatively affect health, concentration, and performance.
In turn, buildings with adequate daylight can promote happiness, contentment, and productivity. All of which are greatly improved with high quality natural daylight.
Adding natural light to core spaces can provide these benefits to occupant health and productivity, and high quality daylighitng can can also greatly reduce electric lighting and cooling loads, saving energy and reducing green house gas emissions.
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