San Benito High School Uses IntelaSun Skylight for Multipurpose Space

IntelaSun Skylights provide different light levels for different activities at San Benito High School

San Benito HS before the IntelaSun renovationThe gym at San Benito High School has many uses and needs, including different sporting events, daily lunch periods, all school assemblies, dances, and other events. So when they needed to replace the 40 foot by 40 foot skylight, they wanted control over the light levels. IntelaSun Skylights are a perfect fit.

“IntelaSun is a unique product, very few companies make anything similar,” Malinowski said. “It offers features like sun control with the ability to darken the skylight. Because the intelligent daylight panel is sandwiched between two panels, it makes for an easy and clean installation.”

Henrik W Malinowski
AIA, Aedis Architects

IntelaSun is a controlled and dynamic shading system that adjusted based on user control and the angle of the sun. The IntelaSun system effectively controls light levels and removes solar heat gain and glare throughout the day. Fully programmable, it can be operated manually or be fully automated throughout the day.

“We were specifically drawn to its ability to darken rooms via built-in ‘intelligent blades, San Benito will use this feature a lot during video projections and other events where room darkening is desired.”

Henrik W Malinowski
AIA, Aedis Architects

San Benito HS after the IntelaSun renovationIntelaSun is environmentally friendly, by improving the efficiency of HVAC systems by lowering peak loads and utility costs. The success of this dynamic system is based on a series of rotating internal louvers, called SolaBlades. When completely open, the light tranmission is 66%, but when closed, the light transmission is only 3%. They are installed between two panels, so the SolaBlades are completely shielded from the weather and outside elements, minimizing maintenance and maximizing lifespan.

Not only did the school benefit from the daylighting benefits, but IntelaSun helped keep the renovation project on budget.

“It’s a cost-effective alternative to other products on the market.”

Henrik W Malinowski
AIA, Aedis Architects

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