One of Cornerstone Architectural Group’s primary techniques for improving the learning environment is the incorporation of daylighting into our designs. Techniques of bringing daylight into a building include:
Use of clerestory windows toward center of the building to allow natural lighting into even the most remote and interior portions of the building.
Tall exterior windows to open up much of the exterior wall to natural light.
Use of passive methods such as sunshades to allow in diffused light, but keep direct light and glare out, and light shelves to reflect diffused light farther into the space.
Sloping ceilings to reflect light further into the space.
Use of diffused glass in areas where direct glare is unavoidable.
Deep roof overhangs to shade windows from summer sun.