More than ever, Australians are spending their time indoors and at work. According to recent statistics, Australians spend up to 90% of their time indoors, and approximately 1600 hours per year at work. As the concern for health and wellbeing grows, design and construction professionals and building occupants are pushing for sustainable indoor spaces that provide strong connections with the outside world. Natural light enables such connections and can transform indoor environments by enhancing functionality, user comfort and aesthetics.

'Maximising natural light through effective glazing design' examines the importance of natural light and how designers and specifiers can harness its full potential in a wide range of projects. The benefits of natural light are discussed. This is followed by an overview of daylighting strategies. The downsides of poorly-designed daylighting systems are also covered, which is followed by a review of the mechanical solutions that can be used for delivering daylight into indoor spaces. Finally, we look at daylight redirecting film and present a high performing, energy saving glazing solution that overcomes the shortcomings of conventional daylighting methods.

Since 1902, 3M has delivered innovative products that improve the quality of life of users around the world. With 90,000 employees and operations in over 70 countries, 3M works across 46 technology platforms – from adhesives to nanotechnology – to deliver a comprehensive catalogue of high performing solutions.

Download this whitepaper and see how you can harness the full potential of natural light to create beautiful indoor spaces that maximise user comfort and reduce energy consumption.