5 Factors to Consider When Adding Natural Lighting to a Building

By Jeff Brain | June 16, 2015

Natural lighting offers many benefits for offices, retail stores, schools, healthcare facilities, and anywhere else that requires interior illumination. Industrial skylights lessen our dependence on artificial lighting and can reduce air conditioning use. Depending on the efficiency of the industrial skylight, you can reduce lighting energy consumption between 50% and 80%.

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4 Daylighting Myths Debunked

By Torrin Greathouse | June 03, 2015

One of the difficulties when considering a sustainability upgrade for your facility is separating facts from fiction. Perhaps more than any other form of sustainable building upgrade, daylighting is affected by these myths. Despite huge advances in daylighting technology, many of the  problems that daylighting systems faced in the past are still viewed as issues today. This is rarely the case. Below are a few daylighting myths which are more fiction than fact.

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Energy Savings with Lighting Controls, Sensors, & Daylighting Systems

By Jeff Brain | May 12, 2015

With dwindling natural resources and rising electricity costs, sustainable energy systems with proven energy savings are making waves in the market. Generating energy savings in lighting can result in a significant reduction in the cost of utility bills. One way to maximize these savings is to use a combination of innovative technology in a single, unified lighting system.

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3 Reasons Why Architects Appreciate Daylighting Systems

By Jeff Brain | May 05, 2015

Before the rise of electric lighting, daylighting was an integral part of architectural design. Although daylighting systems have taken a back seat since the advent of the electric bulb, modern architecture is witnessing a revival in daylighting systems which not only help save on the building’s lighting costs, but also improve the visual aesthetics of the building.     

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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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