CLEARSHADE™ NAMED ACCEPTABLE PATHWAY TO LEED V4 EQC DAYLIGHT
GBCI (Green Business Certification Inc.) has declared that Panelite’s ClearShade™ honeycomb technology meets the LEED requirements for diffused daylight as a way to minimize glare while maximizing usable daylight on a LEED project, a baseline requirement for the LEED v4 EQc Daylight credit in all commercial rating systems. This is in addition to LEED benefits the product has always provided by way of energy savings and increased daylighting opportunities.
How does it work? ClearShade’s unique honeycomb structure acts a light-diffusing element, reducing glare without blocking out valuable daylight during key hours. This proprietary technology provides the advantage of outstanding solar heat control while maintaining ample diffuse daylight, so vital for saving lighting energy loads as well as occupant well-being and productivity.
ClearShade™ has been installed in hundreds of projects over the last 17 years. Clients range from commercial offices, schools and museums to police stations and airports, each reaping the benefits of natural daylight in interior spaces: improving health and cognitive function, while cutting down on glare, solar heat gain, and energy consumption.
Gould Evans Architects specified ClearShade™ for the headquarters of Garmin International in Olathe, Kansas, where project requirements called for a balance of views and privacy, ample daylight, and a clean, modern aesthetic. The design team selected alternating vertical bands of ClearShade™ for the office and manufacturing spaces, evenly
distributing sunny and shady areas, and a continuous clerestory of ClearShade™ for the dining facility, providing unimpeded views with shade at key times of day.
- A unique honeycomb structure blocks solar heat while maintaining ample daylight
- HVAC and lighting energy loads are reduced
- Maximum daylight and minimum glare for occupant well-being and productivity
- LEED points for energy savings and daylighting
- Newly certified by GBCI for LEED v4 EQc Daylight