Office buildings are known for their functionality and for supporting the productivity of the workers inside, but not necessarily for their visual appeal. However, as businesses continue to find ways to boost the efficiency of their workforce, processes, and systems, it may be time to look at the structure that houses it all. From creating a more comfortable work environment to updating an outdated exterior, here are just some of the ways a tension membrane facade can help improve your office building.
Being Efficient with Energy
It seems that every modern business has joined the discussion on energy efficiency, but owners of office buildings stand out among those who have the most to gain. Whether it’s a high-rise building or a smaller structure, it takes significant energy to keep offices cool and well-lit. A tension membrane facade helps to reduce solar heat gain – or the heat-inducing UV-rays that cause the rooms to warm up as the day gets hotter. The tension membrane facade reflects those harmful rays without blocking the sunlight. Read more in our post, Using Architectural Shading Solutions to Stay Ahead of the Energy Efficient Curve.
Diffused Natural Light
Natural light is good for both energy efficiency and employee morale. In fact, natural light can actually create a more productive work environment. According to a study from Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois, exposure to daylight at work can help employees by improving sleep, productivity, and quality of life. However, employers needed to balance those benefits with the challenges associated with direct sunlight, including heat, glare, and the impact of UV rays on the company’s assets such as furniture. A tension membrane facade provides the solution to these problems by allowing natural diffused light to enter the windows without the damaging UV rays. Now, you and your employees can have the best of both worlds.
Visual Appeal & Branding
Tension membrane facades open a world of opportunity when it comes to updating an outdated exterior without the overwhelming cost of traditional renovations. The building’s outdated design elements quickly become modern and stylish. The need for unsightly and expensive blinds disappears. The membrane provides you with a blank canvas that can be used to support your company’s branding initiatives by using company colors or high-tech printing options. Transforming your office building from boring to iconic is simpler than you imagine.
Is a Tension Membrane Facade Right for Your Project?
In the Tension Structures Division of Eide Industries, we specialize in design, engineering, manufacturing, and installation of structurally complex and creatively challenging commercial, government, and prototype design projects. Our expertise with tensile facade systems and tension structures supports architects, designers, general contractors, and building owners in their efforts to bring custom tensile membrane projects to life.
Explore the options for your next project by calling 800-422-6827.