Allowing natural light to illuminate interior spaces and operable skylights to introduce fresh air can significantly reduce power consumption. Ventilation and natural ambience provided by VELUX skylights ensure cost savings and workplace health benefits virtually impossible to achieve with artificial lighting.
VELUX skylights were the go-to product for Robert Ravins, owner of Bridestowe Lavender Estate. Robert chose VELUX skylights rather than air-conditioning in the visitors centre and manufacturing facility. They created a naturally ventilated space where visitors linger and shop longer and staff are rewarded with the bright natural atmosphere.
To quote Robert, “It’s easy to adjust the amount of fresh air coming in. Even on a hot day we have more than adequate ventilation. When it rains, the skylights close automatically. We rarely need artificial light and our products look much better in natural daylight. Skylights have changed the whole mood of our business. Staff are much happier — natural daylight just seems to lift spirits. Installing VELUX has been even better than anticipated.”
The value of a successful daylighting strategy is its connection to the environment; the functionality and visual impact of VELUX Skylights can certainly play a large part in adding that value.
A major redevelopment in 2016 saw The Halls Head shopping centre in Mandurah incorporate skylights as a major design feature and proved how much could be achieved with an award-winning natural light display.
Architect Andre Jones from The Buchan Group featured 36 skylights in his innovative design. “Ambience is key to the success of the centre and the VELUX skylights contributed a great deal. Sunshine and a view to the sky, it all translates into a better shopping experience. They add a feeling of space. You could almost say they bring the outside in.”