People have not only an attraction to sunlight, but also a need for it. The right amount of sunlight has a direct impact on productivity and well-being. Daylighting is the use of windows, skylights, and reflective surfaces to provide effective internal lighting. Doing so minimizes the need for artificial light, reducing electricity costs. And if properly controlled, natural lighting won’t generate any unwanted heat, and helps reduce HVAC expenses as well.
Benefits of Daylighting
One leading benefit is substantial energy savings in two ways: electricity and heating and cooling. Electric lighting consumes more than 15 percent of electricity generated in the U.S. With natural light you cut down on those energy expenses. That said, the sun is a powerful source of light, but also heat. So you want to make sure you choose the right glazing and window treatments to minimize heat gain. Fortunately there are several new energy efficient technologies on the market that will greatly reduce your need for heating and air conditioning.
Natural light also has several health and productivity benefits. It is a natural stimulant, so in addition to healthy circadian rhythms, more natural light also improves focus and cuts down on eye strain. It also makes you feel better, and helps your home feel more warm, and welcoming.
Tips for Daylighting
Here are a few ways to get more natural light into your home:
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