Hyperion Solar-Adaptive Shading

Hyperion Solar-Adaptive Shading

Hyperion solar-adaptive shading software automatically adjusts Lutron Sivoia® QS shades throughout the day in response to the changing position of the sun, saving energy, and reducing glare and heat gain. To allow direct sunlight to penetrate deeper into the workspace, customized shade schedules are developed by combining information about building location and façade orientation.

Hyperion solar-adaptive shading software automatically adjusts Lutron Sivoia® QS shades throughout the day in response to the changing position of the sun, saving energy, and reducing glare and heat gain. To allow direct sunlight to penetrate deeper into the workspace, customized shade schedules are developed by combining information about building location and façade orientation.

Designing for Daylight Autonomy

Before the introduction of electricity, buildings relied on daylight to illuminate interior spaces as a matter of necessity. Today’s updated building codes, new energy regulations, and a renewed emphasis on sustainability, are encouraging us to once again embrace daylight as a practical, aesthetic, and symbolic element of good building design … this is known as designing for Daylight Autonomy.

Daylight Autonomy: designing a space such to maximize the amount of useful daylight, thereby minimizing or eliminating the need for supplemental electric light. In mathematical terms, Daylight Autonomy is the percentage of annual work hours during which all or part of a building’s lighting needs can be met through daylighting alone.

The greatest challenge to using daylight as a primary light source is that it is naturally dynamic. Designing for Daylight Autonomy involves understanding how the entire building is affected by the dynamic nature of daylight, and creating a lighting control strategy to automatically adjust to these changes. Combining Lutron Sivoia QS automated shades, Hyperion solar adaptive technology, and Radio Window™ sensors provides the ideal solution for increasing energy savings while reducing glare and increasing comfort.

Shade Grouping Featuring Smart Adaptive® Technology

Lutron’s Hyperion® and Radio Window® sensors work together seamlessly to adjust Sivoia® QS shades throughout the day based on both the sun’s position as well as exterior conditions, which together enable the system to maximize occupant comfort as well as natural daylight, available views, and energy savings.

Utilizing multiple sensors along a façade can help further optimize the performance in response to changing exterior weather conditions on that facade. Lutron’s new Smart Adaptive® technology combines information from all sensors on the façade to dynamically and intelligently group the shades, which maximizes performance and minimizes unexpected shade movements.

Watch the video below to learn more, as well as to learn about the Always Aligned and Independent grouping options. Always Aligned grouping optimizes for continual shade alignment, and Independent grouping optimizes for daylight autonomy.

 

Radio Window Sensor

The Radio Window sensor is a new addition to the Quantum Total Light Management™ system. Working in conjunction with Hyperion® solar-adaptive technology, this sensor maximizes natural daylight, available views, and occupant comfort when shadows are cast on buildings as well as when dark cloudy or bright sunny weather conditions prevail.

Reduced Energy Consumption

Hyperion utilizes shade schedules to maximize the amount of available daylight entering a space, enhancing the energy saving potential of daylight harvesting lighting systems. Hyperion can also lower the load on a building’s HVAC system to further reduce energy consumption.

Flexibility

The shading system can be tuned to meet the changing needs of any space without rewiring via user-friendly Q-Admin™ software. Shading groups can be easily modified by facilities, reducing maintenance time and costs.

Integrates with Sivoia® QS Roller Shades

Maximize your building’s daylight harvesting potential with ultra-quiet, automated window treatments. Sivoia QS roller shades offer several sizes to accommodate any space. Hyperion solar adaptive shading exclusively uses Sivoia QS roller shades.

Personal Control

Hyperion can be overridden at any time to suit personal preferences. This personal control is a key component of this system because individuals with different preferences can easily be accommodated.

Lower Costs

The system’s simplified set-up lowers installation costs and its minimal long-term maintenance requirements save a significant amount of time and money over the life of the building.

Minimize Distractions

The movement of any shading system will inherently draw attention. To reduce potential distractions, Hyperion allows the amount of time between shade movements to be specified for each shading group.

Maximize Views

Hyperion automatic shade adjustments provide sufficient exterior views to maintain a connection with the outdoors. View preservation and daylight in the work place have been shown to have a positive effect on the performance of employees.

Maintain Alertness

Hyperion generates shade schedules that permit an effective amount of daylight to enter the space, which helps regulate the biological clocks of building occupants. This contributes towards improved performance or productivity by allowing daylight to maintain alertness throughout the day.

The diagram above provides an overview of the components that constitute the Hyperion Solar-adaptive shading system, as well as compatible Lutron products. You can refer to the categorized list below to find a complete list of components with more detail about select products.

Keypads

Use seeTouch® keypads to temporarily override Hyperion with the touch of a button.

seeTouch QS wallstation

Window Treatments

Shading solutions are available in a wide range of fabric options specifically designed to manage and transform daylight in various ways.

Sivoia® QS roller shades

Integrated Systems

Hyperion seamlessly integrates with the following Lutron systems:

Quantum®

Programming & Software

Hyperion uses the following software for easy and reliable functionality:

Q-Admin Software

Sensors

Use the Radio Window sensor to maximize natural daylight and available views:

Radio Window sensor

Processor

Lutron processors ensure your system operates safely and securely.

Quantum Hub

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