GANA Conference Features Session on Mirror Usage to Enhance Daylighting
February 22, 2012

by Penny Stacey, pstacey@glass.com

The Glass Association of North America's (GANA) annual conference featured a session this morning led by Mark Deschamps of Walker Glass about the utilization of mirrors to enhance daylighting options. The session was held as part of the Mirror Technical Division's meeting today.

"The objective here is to take a new look at how we use mirror," said Deschamps. "Daylighting can be a pretty complex issue."

Deschamps suggested that through detailed planning, mirror can be used in a variety of ways to enhance a building's daylighting.

"Not only do you want to capture light with mirrors, but you also want to use mirrors to bring light deeper into a space," said Deschamps. "Of course when you do that, you minimize the need for artificial light."

Mirrors also can be placed at various angles to adjust daylighting. "Play with the angles and reflect sunlight around the space," said Deschamps.

Though mirror often is found mostly in residential planning, Deschamps encouraged attendees to look at the commercial market as well. "We tend to think of mirrors as a residential concept, but we need to be thinking about using mirror in commercial and industrial applications as well."

The GANA Annual Conference, being held in Sarasota, Fla., this week, continues through Friday, February 24. Stay tuned to www.USGNN.com™ for the latest updates.

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