Installing skylights in a commercial building is one of the most simple ways to bring about a wide array of unseen, yet measurable, benefits including increased productivity, more energized employees, reduced energy costs, and more. If you or your business is considering investing in commercial building skylights for the first time but are unsure how it can benefit you, Design Components Inc. (DCI) is here to outline some perks that any business can expect as a result.
What to Expect from a Commercial Building Skylight
Commercial skylights are typically fixed in place on buildings with high ceilings, open interior space, and sufficient climate control. By taking full advantage of the sun’s light, skylights optimize multiple facets of a business.
Lower Utility Costs
Although making use of daylight by keeping blinds open and lights turned off does save on energy costs, it’s not very impactful. Meanwhile, one or more large commercial skylights can provide complete light coverage for an entire metal building. As a result, utility savings can be eye-opening.
Research has been conducted detailing just how much money businesses can save each year by substituting costly, artificial lighting for free, natural lighting.
The implementation of skylight technology can result in total energy savings of up to ~14% and lighting savings of up to 26% for office buildings and 58% for retail buildings.
It follows that skylights are worthwhile investments that can end up paying for themselves.
Improved Mood and Productivity
The effects on and the resulting benefits of employees working under natural sunlight have been researched and proven thoroughly. One survey reported a 51% drop in the incidence of eyestrain, a 63% drop in the incidence of headaches, and a 56% reduction in drowsiness. Another found that access to natural light is one of the most important perks to have at work.
These positive effects increase worker performance along with worker well-being. As a result, this can lead to decreases for the company costs when it comes to health insurance, sick leave, and worker’s comp, etc.
Increased Aesthetics and Value
Commercial building skylights create a more open and spacious feeling wherever they are added. That perception of additional spaciousness along with beautiful warm sunlight illuminating the entire area leads to an increase in property value. Buildings with ample natural light tend to lease and sell for more money and spend less time on the market.
DCI Can Help Light Up Your Building
Design Components Inc. is proud to offer a wide selection of skylights. Whether it’s a dome or pyramid shape, acrylic or glass, single glazed or insulated, or clear or tinted DCI has you covered. Our skylights offer energy-saving natural light as well as a stylish design accent for any metal structure and can be both UL and FM rated.
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