Hyperion solar-adaptive shading software automatically adjusts Lutron Sivoia QS shades throughout the day in response to the changing position of the sun, saving energy, and reducing glare and heat gain. To allow direct sunlight to penetrate deeper into the workspace, customized shade schedules are developed by combining information about building location and façade orientation.
Designing for Daylight Autonomy
Before the introduction of electricity, buildings relied on daylight to illuminate interior spaces as a matter of necessity. Today’s updated building codes, new energy regulations, and a renewed emphasis on sustainability, are encouraging us to once again embrace daylight as a practical, aesthetic, and symbolic element of good building design … this is known as designing for Daylight Autonomy.
Daylight Autonomy: designing a space such to maximize the amount of useful daylight, thereby minimizing or eliminating the need for supplemental electric light. In mathematical terms, Daylight Autonomy is the percentage of annual work hours during which all or part of a building’s lighting needs can be met through daylighting alone.
The greatest challenge to using daylight as a primary light source is that it is naturally dynamic. Designing for Daylight Autonomy involves understanding how the entire building is affected by the dynamic nature of daylight, and creating a lighting control strategy to automatically adjust to these changes. Combining Lutron Sivoia QS automated shades, Hyperion solar adaptive technology, and Radio Window sensors provides the ideal solution for increasing energy savings while reducing glare and increasing comfort.