Don’t underestimate the importance of daylight
Employee wellbeing is an exciting architectural trend that is encouraging the design of bright, modern workplaces that actually boost health and productivity. Daylight is, of course, a vital factor — if there isn’t enough daylight, employees experience drops in cognitive function, happiness and overall health. What’s more, an over-reliance on artificial light can bring on headaches, fatigue, burning eyes, concentration problems, tension in the shoulders and neck, and even sleepless nights. All this from a poorly lit workplace.
Bringing in the right light
Maximising natural light is one of the main movements in modern office design. Compared to artificial light, natural light gives us more energy, better concentration, improved productivity and a greater sense of wellbeing.
How to use reflection and diffusion
As the largest unused space in most buildings, the ceiling is a fantastic place to start when considering natural light in an interior. A ceiling that combines light reflection with light diffusion creates a more uniform distribution of daylight in the space. This technique projects the available light much further into the space, not only increasing the amount of useable room but reducing the need for artificial light and saving on energy consumption by up to 23%.
Rockfon Blanka® is developed with high-level light reflection and light diffusion. Independent tests have pegged its light reflection index at more than 87% and studies show it increases the penetration of daylight by 11%. Plus, Rockfon Blanka ceilings have a smooth, matt and super-white surface, which not only look more beautiful than traditional suspended ceilings, they are specially engineered to create a brighter space with a better sense of wellbeing.
Find out how Rockfon Blanka could brighten up your next build.