Daylight Enhances Wellbeing and Learning.
The health and wellbeing of students have never been more critical; the use of daylight in educational facilities can be a hugely beneficial way to maximize student performance and productivity while helping to lower a building’s energy use.
By introducing skylights, including domes, vaults, pitched skylights, or panel glazing systems, it is possible to deliver resilient and future-proofed educational spaces that encourage learning, concentration, and positive student behavior.
Despite schools and colleges experiencing the disruption caused by the pandemic, children spend on average more than 7,800 hours at school throughout their education with a large amount of time in the classroom. Studies have shown that students felt at their best under rooflight or natural lighting, while teachers appreciate the good light transmission, good color rendition, and good behavior demonstrated under the conditions created by natural light.
According to the Department for Education Building Design, The school designer should assume that daylight will be the prime means of lighting when it is available. With daylight considered a fundamental design criterion, skylights can help maximize the transmission of natural light to the interior of a school.
Recent studies show that in addition to new build construction, architects and designers refurbishing and upgrading older school buildings can reap the benefits of adding skylights to the project.