BUILDING FOR WELLBEING
Jonathan Dore, commercial director at Kingspan Light + Air, highlights the importance of blending daylighting solutions
from design to optimise the productivity and wellbeing of a building’s occupants.
Building design is driven by building
regulations, ensuring that a space
is both compliant and safe for
occupancy. In recent years, many academic
studies have explored the impact of indoor
spaces on the health and wellbeing of
personnel operating within a building and as
a result, daylighting and natural ventilation
solutions are becoming increasingly
integrated in design, in order to improve the
wellbeing of occupants.
Ultimately, people thrive on natural light,
and exposure to daylight has been linked to
greater productivity levels, alertness and a
range of positive mood outcomes.
Additionally, many daylighting solutions
can collaboratively act as a natural
ventilation system – allowing a flow of
fresh air to be introduced to the internal
space, reducing reliance on energy-hungry
air conditioning systems and creating a
Working with a trusted manufacturer,
who can incorporate climate-based
daylight modelling from the design stage,
will exactly profile the natural lighting
solution to determine the impact on
energy consumption and the exact levels
of daylighting which can be achieved. In
turn, this will help a facility to maximise
on lighting levels to support the wellbeing
of workers, whilst also reaping the energysaving
benefits of reducing the number of
hours that artificial lights are in use.
Designing a striking building is one thing.
Making it an environment that’s fit for
purpose is quite another.
Adopting a blended approach to building design, commissioning,
service and maintenance, Kingspan Light + Air has market leading
Because it’s not enough to just look good. Whatever the building
type, trust Kingspan Light + Air to make sure it performs great.
Kingspan Light + Air
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