Our built environment is vital in the fight against climate change as 40% of CO2 emissions come from energy used in our buildings.

          Shown above: Axiom C Canopy (l) and Perla OP 0.95 (r)

Light Reflectance

Ceiling systems are a key element of energy conservation. A well designed ceiling with high light reflectance improves space illumination, allowing for fewer light fixtures, a reduced electrical light output, lower maintenance costs and a reduced cooling load.

Daylight and electrical lighting represent the two primary sources of lighting in the workplace. The light reflectance of the ceiling, floor and wall surfaces play the second most important role for overall illumination of the room, directly affecting working comfort and productivity.

Benefits of High Light Reflectance Ceilings

  • Light Reflectance ≥ 90% ⇒ 20% cost saving with indirect lighting
    • Total building energy savings up to 11%
    • 7% savings in cooling system energy
  • High light reflectance ceilings contribute to LEED®, BREEAM, HQE, DGNB and Ska credits by improving visual comfort.

Download Armstrong Green Building Rating Tool Performance Tables.

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