The future of vision & daylight control




Institutional architecture can typically include design for civic, non-profit, educational and other “public” buildings.

When architects create spaces to house institutions which advance learning and research, curate cultural treasures or perform public services, they must reflect the aspirations, values and achievements of a community, region or of an entire culture. As institutions are designed to serve a specific purpose, they typically have to meet high performance standards for things like efficiencies, safety, esthetics or privacy.

Key considerations for institutional design:

  1. Managing daylight – Vision Control® delivers variable shading co-efficients for maximum daylight control to fill interior spaces with beneficial natural lighting and reduce artificial lighting costs.
  2. Improving operational efficiencies – Vision Control® filters and leverages daylight to help reduce both heating and cooling costs.
  3. Managing privacy – Vision Control® louvers can be angled to ensure privacy in correctional, healthcare and educational buildings.
  4. Ensuring safety – Vision Control® ensures superior safety with shatter/attack-resistant and fire-rated glazing. This is especially important for correctional, psychiatric and hospital design.
  5. LEED-compliancy – Vision Control® contributes up to 23 credits toward LEED-certified design.
  6. Low maintenance – Vision Control® reduces cleaning and maintenance costs with its hermetically-sealed units that are built for long-lasting durability.
  7. Creating beauty – For cultural institutions, Vision Control® can add daylight-infused beauty. Its perfectly aligned louvers add esthetic appeal to any design approach.
  8. Warranties – Vision Control® offers generous warranties of 20 years for interior applications and 10 years for exterior applications.