VELUX Commercial work with SageGlass to provide a high-performance daylight solution to help increase occupant comfort at ACTIS HQ
VELUX Commercial and SageGlass have collaborated to design an innovative daylight solution for the new ACTIS HQ in the south of France. This project saw VELUX Commercial’s modular skylight system combine with SageGlass electrocromic smart glass to maximise natural light and improve indoor comfort.
A complete and innovative rooflight design
Electrochromic glazing and modular skylights work together to reduce heat and glare in summer months while maintaining a connection to the outdoors. The result of this building project is one that has improved the well-being of workers, as well as reducing energy consumption as part of ACTIS’s sustainability goals. The skylight system has reduced air conditioning usage by 628 hours a year.
Today, occupants of this modern building enjoy communal spaces full of fresh air with natural light pouring in year-round through the atrium.
Healthy and comfortable indoor spaces
A common objective shared by everyone involved in this new build project was the well-being of people who work and visit ACTIS HQ. One of the architect’s design goals was to fully utilize ventilation and thermal control year-round.
Embracing the functionality and flexibility of VELUX Modular Skylights mean design ambitions have answered the specific needs of this innovative building project. An aesthetic connection with the outdoors has been created for all occupants to enjoy. Skylights open and close in conjunction with regulated thermal controls. Rooflights also provide added safety, removing smoke in the event of fire.
This collaboration has brought together technical expertise from two specialist companies who provide daylight solutions that connect people to nature, while utilizing modern heat control techniques and incorporating them into design.