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Optimizing daylight for learning-friendly spaces

Studies indicate that the effective use of daylight improves student performance and expedites learning. For example, a study by the Heschong Mahone Group in California found that students in classrooms with more natural light scored up to 25 percent higher on standardized tests than students in classrooms with lower levels of daylight. More specifically, the effective use of daylight in educational environments is proven to increase student and teacher attendance, boost achievement rates, reduce fatigue and improve student health.

Vision Control® provides the most effective daylight-optimization and privacy solution for educational facilities:

  • For interior applications, Vision Control® provides the highest levels of adjustable vision, light, heat and sound control – ideal for classrooms, study halls, libraries, labs and more.
  • For exterior applications, Vision Control® provides the highest levels of daylight control for optimal thermal efficiencies and LEED contributions. It is proven to reduce cooling costs in warm weather and heating costs in cold weather.

Vision Control® better manages the impacts of sunlight from all angles - they can be fully opened to allow maximum daylight penetration, partially opened and angled upwards to reflect off ceilings for a balanced reflective and diffused daylighting environment. And they can be fully closed for complete privacy, darkening and sunlight blocking if required. Using Vision Control® to filter more daylight into interior spaces further reduces the need for artificial lighting and its associated costs.

Additionally, Vision Control® is virtually maintenance-free and durably designed for long-term performance, which reduces operating costs. It offers a dust and dirt-free environment – unlike curtains or blinds – which reduces allergy risks.

Read applicable case studies – Woolwich School and Morgan State University.