SolaQuad Controlled Daylighting Skylights
INTELLIGENT CONTROLLED DAYLIGHTING SYSTEMS
Provide More Daylight in the Winter, Morning and Late Afternoon,
and Less Daylight in the Summer and During Peak Sunlight Hours!
LOCKHEED MARTIN MISSILE & SPACE CENTER
Excessive Glare Problem
THE CHALLENGE: A massive 20,000 SQF area of glass skylights, consisting of 4 rows of 12’ wide by 300’ long, covered the roof of the Lockheed Martin Missile & Space Center. The interior space was plagued by excessive glare and solar heat gain, which was disruptive to productivity in the work space.
THE SOLUTION: CPI Daylighting provided a comprehensive retrofit solution. The glass was removed from the existing skylight system and an IntelaSun® Controlled Daylighting system was installed onto the existing glass substructures. Each row in the IntelaSun Skylight system is controlled by one wall controller that is divided into 4 zones - creating a total of 16 managed daylighting zones for the covered space. The daylighting provided by IntelaSun into each zone is optimized based on the sun's exact location in relation to the work space.
This Lockheed Martin facility has been praised as a textbook example of optimal daylighting.
An Intelligent Skylight - Like the Sunflower that Follows and Harvests the Sun
Intelligent glazing gauges the sun's position, then dynamically manages the desired sunlight transmission and shading inside the space
A Wall Controller provides the user with manual or fully automated management of daylighting levels for optimal performance