Why Daylighting Systems Are a Great Green Investment

By Jeff Brain | April 28, 2015

Daylighting systems take advantage of the natural light that surrounds us everyday. When properly designed and installed, they can provide high energy savings, health benefits, enhanced morale in the workplace, and sustainable illumination with a long-term lifespan.

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Can Commercial Skylights Help Boost Sales?

By Jeff Brain | March 10, 2015

Brands like Abercrombie & Fitch, Louis Vuitton, and Starbucks have been utilizing their brick and mortar store environments to influence the brand experience and help boost sales for decades. A major component, however, which these retailers have failed to take advantage of is natural lighting. Although research shows that daylighting in retail environments has the potential to increase sales up to 40%, many brands have yet to take advantage of the benefits of natural light, when it could be delivered easily through commercial skylights into their retail and commercial spaces.

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The History of Daylighting and Its Importance To Sustainable Lighting Today

By Jeff Brain | March 04, 2015

From the time of the earliest primitive cave dwellings to the development of evermore staggering cathedrals in the medieval Gothic era, humans have used natural light to enrich  interior spaces. Daylighting and window design has always been central to the functioning of an indoor environment.

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8 Stats That Show Green Lighting Solutions Are Worth the Investment

By Torrin Greathouse | February 11, 2015

Whether you are a CEO, building manager, small business owner, or private citizen, sustainable green lighting can have real world benefits for you or your company. While there are many green lighting solutions on the market today, the potentially high cost of a lighting upgrade can be intimidating and may overshadow the numerous benefits of investing in this new technology.

Here are 8 incredible statistics that show why sustainable lighting is worth the investment.

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How to Lower Energy Costs with Daylighting Systems

By Torrin Greathouse | February 04, 2015

The cost of electricity is rising. Since 2003, the price of electricity in America has increased by 62%, from eight cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) to more than 13 cents/kWh. In 2014 alone, it has increased by 3% and is projected to continue rising according to the Energy Information Administration. This increase may not seem like much, but the effects of this change are huge.

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Why Your Customers Will Love Daylighting, And You Will Too!

By Torrin Greathouse | January 22, 2015

Recent studies have documented the effects of natural light in a number of different public settings, such as in shops, schools, hospitals, and workplaces. When a business uses daylighting devices to illuminate a building, it provides multiple benefits for both the business and the customers.

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Why Daylighting Is Important for Sustainable Building Solutions

By Jeff Brain | January 14, 2015

Some of the most effective means to reduce overall capital expenditures are through the use of sustainable building solutions and energy saving technologies. The less money spent on utilities in a commercial building, the more dollars saved for other projects such as expansion, research, and even employee incentives.

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What Daylighting Systems Are Available On the Market Today?

By Torrin Greathouse | January 08, 2015

The market for daylighting systems is expanding. Technological advances paired with rising energy costs have prompted people to search for new and innovative lighting solutions that use free and natural sunlight instead of costly electrical light. Lighting designers and engineers have responded to the public’s need with an array of daylighting systems tailored for any building structure and interior.

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The Future of Daylighting

By Jeff Brain | December 23, 2014

The Next, New Daylight

Where’s Daylighting going?  Whether we know it or not, everyday we’re exposed to the many benefits (and drawbacks) of Daylighting. Utilizing the abundant illumination the Sun provides the Earth during the daytime for building interiors, Daylighting technology has advanced in the last century far beyond the crude first glass windows used by Romans in the first century.

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One Truly Remarkable Sustainable Design Solution

By Jeff Brain | November 19, 2014

Just as eating fresh, natural foods improves human health and wellbeing from within, so living and working in surroundings that connect us to the living world improves our health and wellbeing from without. If we want to develop a healthy lifestyle, we must begin to take the design of our architectural environments into account. Generally, sustainable design is believed to be a means of lessening the carbon footprint by installing energy efficient appliances. This consumer-based design practice replaces reality with isolated and autonomous objects.

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