Staying Cool with Low-Voltage Shade Systems

Staying Cool with Low-Voltage Shade Systems

September 15, 2017 at 11:20 AM


Have you thought about how much sunlight impacts your employees and workplace on a daily basis? Sunlight can be quite invigorating because it can improve your employees’ moods, but it can also contribute to the decrease in your office’s productivity by creating glare and additional heating. 

With revolutionary shading systems from Lutron, you’ll be able to regulate the sunlight streaming into your commercial space which lower your energy costs and optimize comfort. Lutron shading systems can also be automated and integrated with other systems in your building, creating added savings and comfort. Shading can be a great way to improve the workplace. Here are five ways shading can improve your office:

1. Shading systems conserve energy

When you look around your office you may realize that it’s quite overlit. Most buildings today have their lights on at full intensity even though there’s plenty of sunlight streaming in. Having your building’s lights up all the way during the day hurts your company in three ways: it wastes energy, decreases productivity, and creates discomfort. With a shading system, you can adjust the shades whenever the sunlight becomes intense.

2. You can automate your shading system

Thanks to the many advances in technology, there are a lot of automated solar shading systems on the market today. For example, when you combine Hyperion solar-adaptive software with Lutron Sivoia shades, you’ll enjoy increased comfort. Hyperion software will automatically adjust your building’s shades throughout the day as the sunlight changes. You can also set up the system to follow a customized schedule if you prefer.

3. You can integrate automated shades and lights for increased efficiency

If you’d like to maximize your company’s green rating, you can integrate an automatic shade system with automated lights. Many business owners enjoy combining these two systems because it allows them to maintain preferred lighting levels throughout the building. Enjoy having the ability to automatically set lights and shades to adjust throughout the day or offering your employees individual control, which will promote their happiness.

4. Enjoy getting creative when realizing your ideal office space 

Instead of using a one-size-fits-all approach, Lutron shading systems offer you the chance to choose your own shade fabric. This means you don’t have to sacrifice your company’s style for boring, white or beige shades. To get started creating your ideal space, visit Lutron’s online shading advisor here where you’ll enjoy an easy and interactive selection process. If you’re in the process of building a new space or want to redecorate your current one, you’ll enjoy the chance to use this innovative tool. Make sure your architect or interior designer knows about Lutron’s online selection tool as they will have the chance to browse a wide selection and match your office’s aesthetic.

5. You don’t have to sacrifice your view

Just because you’d like to install custom shades in your office, that doesn’t mean you’ll have to sacrifice your view. Lutron shades are available in a variety of sheer fabrics that will maximize daylight and reduce glare without obstructing your view of the outside.