Lighting in sustainable, healthy buildings
The concept of a green building - buildings that have a positive impact on the climate and the environment - is now becoming an industry standard rather than just a goal.
LIGHTING IN SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS
In order to talk about sustainability, we need to go beyond simply the architecture of green buildings. Their design and construction are very important to lay the foundation for the interior and exterior of the sustainable building, but another key factor is how resources are managed on a day-to-day basis.
Lighting contributes to the sustainability requirements that define green buildings in a number of different ways. These requirements include the use of natural resources, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and non-toxic and recycled materials, as well as the need to consider the quality of life of those who will live or work in the buildings. Lighting in green buildings takes into account all these characteristics with, for example, the use of low-consumption luminaires, the use of recycled materials such as in the Stormbell 80 luminaire, the combination of artificial and natural light, and the versatility in the types of light used to adapt them to the needs of the different areas and spaces in the buildings.
One way to control energy consumption without neglecting the needs of the buildings and their occupants is smart lighting, which uses new technology to optimise resources and, in this way, they help to achieve the desired near-zero consumption.
Trends in the lighting sector point to digitalisation and connectivity as forms of control that ensure responsible energy consumption. Lighting management should help to ensure that the energy consumed by a building is what it really needs.
Smart lighting, in addition to offering tools for energy-efficient management, also provides flexibility, enabling versatile solutions that will offer greater comfort and well-being.