VELUX Commercial’s Step solution skylight system helps specifiers to overcome the challenges of atrium design
Providing maximum daylight and optimum indoor climate are key benefits of the Step solution, a new VELUX Modular Skylight system from VELUX Commercial. With its unique stepped structure, the new product is specifically designed for larger glazed areas, such as atriums, and is suited to commercial projects – both new-build and refurbishment.
The Step solution includes all the advantages of prefabricated VELUX modular skylights, and provides the ability to customise each module with specific features, such as glass coatings, blinds and motorised venting. While the latter serves to better regulate internal temperature and ensure smoke ventilation, roller blinds and specialised coatings control temperature as well as the diffusion of light.
A holistic approach to sustainability enhances wellbeing and productivity inside buildings
When designing for daylight, specifiers also need to consider occupant wellbeing. VELUX Step solution can support a healthy indoor climate by letting in more daylight and fresh air. It facilitates the design of healthier, more sustainable spaces, which in turn support greater performance of both buildings and their users. Studies demonstrate the significant positive effects of daylight and fresh air on productivity and performance inside buildings ¹‚². One study says that views to the outside can boost productivity by up to 6 per cent and mental performance by up to 15 per cent³. This enhances working, learning and recovery processes. Proper ventilation can reduce the risk of allergies, while the correct levels of daylight and fresh air can improve learning and performance.
The new solution is available in three different configurations: Step Longlight 5-25°, Step Ridgelight 25° and Step Ridgelight 5-25° on Girder. Its minimalist design is based on a coherent and elegant structure with thin supporting beams. Hidden actuators mean that the venting modules appear identical to fixed units when closed, creating a sleek, uniform aesthetic. Factory-finished flashings between each row ensure effective drainage of water from the roof.
“The big advantage of our Step solution is that we have designed the rows to sit closer together, thereby creating more square meters of glazing and thus, letting more daylight into the building. More daylight will enhance kids’ learning capabilities when they are in school.” Kaspar Lohse, Technical Market Support, VELUX Commercial
Designed for easy installation all year round
Due to its prefabricated nature, the new Step solution can be installed quickly and easily in all weather conditions. A unique joint bracket and clamping system, as well as prefabricated cladding and flashing, guarantees fast and secure installation.
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