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TechVentures LEED: Daylighting and Views

Ben Franklin TechVentures2 was designed and constructed using the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System. This standard promotes sustainability in building design, construction, and operation. To address LEED’s daylighting measure, TechVenture2’s south-facing façade allows most occupants to have access to natural light in their workspaces with direct outdoor views. To help take advantage of the benefits of daylight while minimizing the associated glare and heat, TechVentures2 is equipped with passive and active technological solutions. These include Lutron Electronics’ “Quantum” total light management system. This integrated technology monitors the amount of daylight and simultaneously controls automated shades to eliminate glare or excessive sunshine in the building.