Once completed the GSP terminal will have a glass fascade. The new glass front will modernize the look of the terminal and help make GSP more energy efficient, serving as a passive daylighting system. Passive daylighting systems combine building design and building efficiency by leveraging natural resources by collecting sunlight using static, non-moving objects such as windows, glass doors and skylights.
There are two main types of daylighting systems, passive and active. Both types of daylighting systems produce benefits beyond energy efficiency alone. Increasing the amount of natural light in the workplace helps to promote a healthy work environment. Studies have shown that exposure to natural light in the workplace can benefit general health, memory and productivity. The main difference between active and passive daylighting systems are that active daylighting systems track and follow the sun using mechanical devices, and passive daylighting systems use static, non-moving objects to collect natural sunlight.
Schools, hospitals, retail stores and office buildings are some of the different buildings that have seen the benefits of incorporating daylighting systems into their design!
We are excited to be incorporating this sustainable practice into WINGSPAN! Stay tuned for more smart resources and solutions.
– The Terminal