Light Management and Sustainability

The latest findings from the Federal Government’s Climate Change Commission are in and it’s official: the decade we are in now is the most important one in terms of the battle against our warming planet and the fight to save our environment for future generations. The time for action is now, and while the big policy decisions are up to governments all over the world, there are individual choices that your family can make in order to reduce your eco footprint. One of the ways in which you can do this is through better light management. From what this means to the ways in which you can make changes around the home to take advantage of it, we’ve got you covered in this article. Everyday additions to your home such as roller blinds or sustainably designed structures can mean you lower your energy bill and your impact on the planet at the same time.
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5 Light Solutions for Your Home or Business

Sunlight is hugely important to the way we feel at any given time. Too little can leave us feeling gloomy and depressed; too much can be uncomfortable or even dangerous. When planning or updating the design of your home or business it is important that you take into account the role that natural light will play in the look and feel of the building. There are many light control solutions available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages, so you are sure to be able to find the perfect option to meet your needs and make the most of the space you have available.
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Light Management Ideas for Your Home and Business

Whether you are designing a living space in your own home or trying to create the perfect working environment for your business, light management is a key issue that you will need to address. Ensuring that your space receives the right amount of light, not too much and not too little, is a complex and difficult business. Not only do you have to consider the position and aspect of your building but also the natural variations in light due to daily, seasonal and climatic changes. Fortunately, there is a huge range of solutions on the market, from roller blinds to retractable sunroofs, so you will be able to find the one that works in your home or business.
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Light Management Solutions

Light management in a country like Australia is often a tricky thing. Light management of the Australian sun can be the difference between dazzling glare and heat and freezing southerlies and gloom, so you need some options which will cover all seasons and situations. Roller blinds are one popular approach to the problem, along with special awnings, roman blinds and sun screens.

The issues in light management

The biggest problem is getting enough natural light while being able to deal with times of peak focus in a specific area. Home designs tend to focus more on the design options than the natural lighting of a location, and the modern trend to large amounts of glass and window space can be a mixed blessing.
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