Why commercial skylights can benefit your office

Commercial Skylights - Mares Dow

 

Many of us spend a large percentage of our day at our places of work. For this reason, many employers strive for their offices to be comfortable and conducive to productivity, all while keeping an eye on the business’s bottom line. Commercial skylights can help in this balancing act, bringing several benefits that positively impact the whole office. 

 

Saves on utility costs

Commercial skylights are a very efficient way to reduce the money your office spends on utility bills. For many businesses, the amount they pay for lighting and HVAC usage can seem like an immovable number – but it doesn’t have to be that way. With commercial skylights, businesses can benefit from natural light and outdoor air circulation, and the reduced energy usage and costs that come with leveraging these free natural resources. Modern skylights are designed to capture and diffuse maximum daylight, even during the low light hours of the day when the sun isn’t overhead. Additionally, there are venting skylight models that can exchange trapped indoor heat with cooler outdoor air, reducing reliance on air conditioning systems to create comfortable indoor temperatures. 

 

Promotes employee wellbeing

Natural light is a well-known contributor to the physical and mental health and wellbeing of every individual. It is our primary source of Vitamin D and the main regulator of our internal clock, as well as a trigger for the brain’s release of serotonin, a mood-boosting hormone that helps a person feel calm and focused. Studies show that those who benefit from natural light at work sleep better at night and experience less absenteeism. This, in turn, benefits their employers who report greater productivity and creativity within their teams. With all these advantages of exposure to natural light during the workday, commercial skylights are a logical choice for healthier and happier employees. 

 

Provides a simple solution

You don’t have to purchase and install a complicated building energy management system to achieve the benefit of energy savings, and you don’t have to redesign your workplace with floor-to-ceiling windows on every exterior wall to achieve the health benefits of natural light. Commercial skylights are a simple solution that can help you realize all these benefits without breaking your budget in the process. Furthermore, there are multiple types of skylight solutions that can be designed to fit your unique business needs. Whether you are looking for standard domed skylights, commercial Sun Tunnels for your dropped ceilings, or modular skylights tailored to your building, there is a commercial skylight solution that can achieve your goals, simply and efficiently. 

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