Intelligent Daylight Control
Project Highlight: Broad Musuem
Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s ‘Veil and Vault’ design creates beautiful and unusual lighting effects across the exhibition space, generating different atmospheres throughout the galleries as the day draws out.
In order to control the ambient light levels, and give the museum the ability to block out the light entirely when required, each of the uniquely shaped rooflights was fitted with a Guthrie Douglas’ TESS™660 tensioned blackout shade.
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Blog Highlight: Sell more glass, save the world
Even with the most effective solar control glass, the right kind of blind can save almost half of the energy typically used for air conditioning and lighting (see Chart 1). To put that into a context that we can all understand, a recent PhD study at South Bank University examined a block of flats in Camden where the internal air temperature in summer reached 45°C, the same as a typical day in Death Valley. The study found that even medium performance blinds could make a difference of as much as 18°C.
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