When considering the appropriate design for your project’s roof, skylights can provide enhanced natural lighting and help reduce energy costs.
Lighting accounts for approximately 40 percent of a commercial building’s annual energy cost. Skylights have the potential to reduce these costs by decreasing the amount of traditional lighting needed to keep a commercial building illuminated.
Roof skylights offer additional benefits by bringing natural light into an enclosed space. Studies have shown that using skylights can increase sales in retail stores, improve student learning in schools, and enhance worker performance and occupant health.
The tubular skylight is an ideal energy saving solution for situations where larger industrial skylights may not be as cost effective. This may include suspended ceilings, narrow warehousing aisles with high inventory racks, and bridging deck-to-ceiling transition spaces. Tubular skylights are smaller, easier to install, and more flexible in their application. However, they can still significantly enhance illumination and save money on lighting costs.
Skylight Design Services
Whitco’s experts can provide a skylight analysis to outline energy saving opportunities that skylights can provide for your building.
A skylight design report can:
- Quantify energy savings
- Recommend optimal skylight design layout
- Factor in local weather data