Some of the great advantages of a reflective roofing membrane combined with Firestone’s SunWave™ and Velux Prismatic Skylights are the ability to reflect the light of the sun, gain the benefits of daylighting, and capture energy savings.
How does daylighting work and how can it help building owners save on energy expenses? Daylighting occurs when controlled admission of natural light, direct sunlight, or diffused skylight enters a building. In this case, daylighting would occur through Firestone SunWave Prismatic Skylights and could become the main source of illumination during the day for that building.
You can also cut down on energy use during the day by having plenty of large, well-placed wall windows and painting interior surfaces a lighter color. Building occupants will rely less on electric lighting with natural sunshine streaming in and reflecting off light-colored walls. Overhead lights can stay off or dimmed during the day, only turning on after sunset or when the sky is overcast. Less need for electric lighting translates to lower energy costs for you, the building owner.
Additionally, Congress made the energy efficiency tax incentive programs from the Energy Performance Act (EPAct) of 2006 (section 179D) permanent in the tax code. This means businesses can achieve tax rebates from solutions that provide energy savings for roofing, HVAC, and lighting.
Firestone SunWave Prismatic Skylights provide sustainable, energy efficiency solutions for customers. Reach out to your Firestone representative for more details.