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Let There Be Light – Why Natural Lighting Still Matters

It’s said that there is no better lighting than sunlight. This has been known since medieval times, as is evident in the large windows of forts and castles of old. Today, entire buildings are made up of energy efficient glass in order to maximize natural lighting inside while also keeping the discomforting heat at bay.
Thus, even technology has become proficient enough to mimic the natural lighting through artificial means, as is the rage these days in many modern buildings, filtered natural sunlight remains ever so popular – all thanks to innovations in glass.

But why is natural lighting important?

  1. Better health

We have all studied in school how daylight is a vital source of Vitamin D. Given we spend more than 80% of our lives indoors, it is increasingly important to allow natural sunlight to reach us within our confines. Daylight improves recovery, sets the circadian rhythm and body clock, elevates the mood, and also improves attentiveness. Therefore, having large glass windows and facades is so important in homes and offices.

  1. Better comfort

So, while proliferation of adequate sunlight is crucial, for comfort, it is important to cut down on the thermal effects of this lighting. Thus, specialized heat reflective glass windows or retrofitted energy efficient glass in old windows help create a cool and comfortable environment for the occupants without cutting down on natural lighting. This way, glare can also be reduced for creating an undisturbed, serene ambience.

  1. Better environment

This is the era of green buildings, thanks to our society becoming more environment conscious. Energy efficient glass such as AIS Ecosense works towards reducing the building’s dependency on artificial lighting or cooling methods, thus invariably leading to reduced energy consumption. The more natural light inside the building, the greener it is.

  1. Better money savings

Taking heed of all the above points, it is easy to conclude that by allowing more natural lighting inside buildings through glass windows and facades, electricity bills can be brought down significantly. Merely tempered glass windows will not do in this case, as architects would tell you.
These far reaching benefits of natural lighting in our lives therefore point towards the rising popularity of green architecture. As homeowners and office-owners, we have the power to push our architects to construct, design or redesign our buildings in such a way that they maximize daylight and visibility while minimizing discomfort and energy consumption. In achieving so, glass windows and other applications like facades and skylights play an indispensible role.

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Get the best in heat- reflective glass solutions with AIS Opal

Glass plays a major role in modern architecture. It is a versatile material that can be used to create a peaceful environment to live in. Nowadays, glass structures are aesthetically appealing and highly functional. Not only that, they make the interiors and exteriors appear beautiful. With the advancement of technology, glass can be manufactured according to various requirements and applications. As a result, creating extraordinary creations in the world of architecture is possible.Today, such glass structures are quite capable of reducing the amount of UV radiation, thermal insulation, privacy and safety,and more.
One such type of glass that is very popular among architects is AIS Opal Glass. This glass cuts off the heat from your buildings and provides value for money. AIS Opal glass also prevents heat from entering your interiors. It is available in a range of shades, size and thickness that meet your requirements.
To know more about this state-of-the-art technology, refer to the below infograph.
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Types of glass: Choose the right one for your homes and offices

Introduction:
In this fast moving world, innovations take place every day and in every sector. Styling your homes and offices becomes an integral part in order to enrich the look of the space. However, choosing the right glass for your homes and offices can be overwhelming. The different styles, materials and features can be daunting to choose from. Hence, researching beforehand is vital as knowing the best alternative for the glass applications is essential.
Types of glass:
AIS offers you a variety of glass such as frosted glass, lacquered glass, tinted glass, tempered glass, laminated glass and many other types. Such types of glass can be used for your interiors i.e. doors, partitions, staircase, shower screens, etc. and your exteriors i.e. windows, facades, etc. Take a look at some of the best products that are ideal for the interiors and exteriors of your homes and offices.