The LumiductTM is a one-of-a-kind sun control system that can be integrated into a building's glass facade. It creates perfect daylight conditions indoors and combines full transparency with high energy performance.
Modern architecture breeds large glass roofs and façades, because they provide daylight, transparency and spaciousness. However, the esthetics of glass buildings come at the cost of glare and high cooling loads. The LumiductTM eliminates these problems enabling full glass façades without compromise.
Over millions of years human beings have evolved to live outside. As a result our mind and body are tuned to the daylight and its natural cycle. Today we spend more than 90% of our time inside buildings. LumiductTM brings the outdoor inside, enabling people to experience natural daylight inside spacious and open buildings.
Buildings are major users of energy. The European Energy Performance of Building Directive requires public buildings to be nearly energy neutral in 2018. Commercial buildings are expected to follow in 2020. With LumiductTM, we can make this a reality.
The EDGE in Amsterdam currently has an ‘outstanding’ BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) score, making it the most sustainable building in the world. However, it still needs 4100m2 of solar panels housed on an external site to remain energy neutral. The LumiductTM saves and produces so much energy on-site that real energy neutrality can be realized without the need for external compensation.
Hokan Nummelin, partner at Hooper architects
‘Sustainable buildings can look great’