Benefits of School’s New Shades Comes in the Form of Energy Savings

Building Efficiency

Window shades offer energy savings

Consulting-Specifying Engineer, April 9, 2013

The new addition to Calvert High School in Prince Frederick, Md., celebrates the sun, inviting daylight into virtually every corner of its multi-use media center. The addition features huge skylights that are 31 to 41 ft above the floor, more than 35 ft long, and pitched at a 16-deg angle. The skylights span 17,000 sq ft.

Lutron “meet-in-the-middle” skylight shades produce dramatic effects and help the school make the most of the daylight in the space while overcoming design challenges. The shading system was custom designed to fit into the skylight assembly and offers five preset configurations that can be quickly recalled at the touch of a button, allowing the right amount of daylight into the space for any situation or activity.

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