Is Daylighting a Viable Option for Your Facility?

By Torrin Greathouse | April 25, 2017

When considering daylighting as an option for your facility, it is important to evaluate how suitable a solution it is for your facility. The fact is, despite the wealth of benefits natural light can provide, it may not be a fit for every building. Integrating skylights into an unfit facility could end up costing you more money in the long run. 

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3 Ways Daylighting Maximizes Savings

By Torrin Greathouse | April 11, 2017

As energy costs continue to increase, as they have been projected to through 2018, it is growing increasingly necessary to invest in solutions which help to reduce costs overall. One solution which offers a range of different ways to reduce your costs is daylighting. While outdated had the potential to actually increase costs, which has made consumers wary of natural lighting, modern solutions are specifically designed to avoid the issues these older systems faced. 

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5 Daylighting Pitfalls to Avoid

By Torrin Greathouse | March 28, 2017

As with any technology on the market, as soon as a something proves itself competitive on the market, cheaper, less efficient competitors will soon appear. Because of this, investing in efficient skylights can be challenging. Over the years, however, several shared traits have arisen that can be used to easily locate a lower-quality system. 

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Can Daylighting Increase Workplace Productivity?

By Torrin Greathouse | February 28, 2017

Productivity is a major concern for businesses around the world. For large corporations a loss of even 2% productivity can account for millions in lost profits. Because of this, more and more businesses are actively seeking out methods of supporting productivity in their facilities.

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4 Reasons Daylighting is Better for Building Occupants

By Jeff Brain | February 23, 2017

The theory of biophilia says that the human body is hardwired to respond to natural stimuli because of thousands of years of evolution. Studies have shown that when exposed to the sights, sounds, and other stimuli of nature, the human body functions more efficiently. Human-centric characteristics of buildings and the focus on human wellness are a growing trend.

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How to Calculate Your Potential Savings with Daylighting

By Jeff Brain | February 07, 2017

While many skylight manufacturers will tell you about the bundles of money that daylighting can save you, it is often difficult to pin down how much exactly you can really save. There are a wide range of factors which can effect savings, however, there are a few things which may act as better predictors. 

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Are Solar Tracking Skylights the Right Choice for You?

By Torrin Greathouse | February 02, 2017

With the wealth of sustainable lighting products on the market, it can be difficult to figure out which one is the best for your business. Even though passive skylight variants have dominated the natural lighting market, many people do not realize that there are active daylighting options as well, such as solar tracking skylights. 

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The Hidden Cost of Poorly Integrated Daylighting

By Jeff Brain | January 31, 2017

The right skylights will help you to reduce HVAC and lighting costs in your facility. Investing in inexpensive skylights and not taking care of  the installation process can actually result  in increased costs.Therefore, it is extremely important to ensure your daylighting is well integrated. 

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Increasing Commercial Sales with Daylighting

By Torrin Greathouse | January 12, 2017

The potential to increase sales for your business is just one of the many benefits daylighting can provide.  Many companies utilize positive psychology and biophilic design to maximize profits by simply changing the way they think about lighting. 

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5 Factors to Consider When Integrating Daylighting

By Torrin Greathouse | January 03, 2017

Integrating daylighting into a facility, particularly as part of a retrofit project can be extremely challenging. A poorly designed system will have trouble providing the greatest potential benefits of daylight.

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