Daylighting & LEED Certification: What You Should Know

By Torrin Greathouse | March 13, 2018

LEED, or the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, has evolved from being a new green building standard unveiled by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in the year 2000 to today’s comprehensive and organized system of multiple design standards. LEED scorecards exist for commercial buildings as well as homes, and they provides a useful list of ratings that show how energy efficient a particular construction process and product is.

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Can Biophilic Building Design Save Your Business Money

By Torrin Greathouse | January 16, 2018

While designing a building based upon healthy, biophilic building design principles fosters better employee health and workplace satisfaction, many people do not realize it can also save companies quite a bit of money.


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5 Leading Sustainability Blogs You Should Follow

By Jeff Brain | September 19, 2017

Sustainable building and design are constantly evolving. To stay on top of all of the advances in news, technology, and design, finding a few good and informative blogs can help keep you up-to-date on all of the latest advancements in sustainability. These are our top five blog picks for sustainable building design, technology, and news.

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Is Biophilia More Than Just a Marketing Tool?

By Torrin Greathouse | September 14, 2017

Media buzzwords seem to come and go all the time—some of them stick, but most of them do not. So when a new idea, like the Internet of Things (IoT), pops up, it is hard to know if it is an idea that will last or another marketing ploy.

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Can Artificial Lighting Harm Your Health & Sleep

By Jeff Brain | August 31, 2017

Since the invention of the light bulb in 1879, electrical lighting has become an integral part of life 
in all developed 
nations. Our lives have shifted from being defined by the hours of sunlight, and we have begun to transition into a 24/7 society. The benefits of this, however, don’t come without costs.




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Minimizing Overhead Costs with Commercial Skylights

By Torrin Greathouse | August 17, 2017

One of the major reasons that many people integrate commercial skylights in their businesses is to reduce their reliance on artificial lighting.This can help a facility to maintain lower overall energy costs. However, this is not the only way in which daylighting can help minimize energy costs, or overall overhead. 

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5 Smart Reasons to Invest in Daylighting

By Jeff Brain | August 10, 2017

What do the terms “daylighting” and “green technology” really mean for consumers who are looking to invest? While electrically powered incandescent and fluorescent bulbs still dominate the market, sustainable lighting is quietly revolutionizing the way we think about everyday life. New solutions such as solid state LEDs and sustainable skylights have already begun to transform the industry. While it may seem like investing in emerging technology is often risky, here are a few good reasons why daylighting is worth the risk.

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The Harmful Hidden Effects of Artificial Lighting

By Jeff Brain | June 29, 2017

Modern artificial lighting methods such as energy efficient LEDs are often touted for the range
of benefits they provide. 
Much of their marketing however, ignores the hidden negative effects that these systems can carry with them. 

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How Can Artificial Lighting Increase Costs?

By Jeff Brain | March 23, 2017

While many artificial lighting solutions are touted as highly efficient, this claim does not always line up with the energy savings a system manages to provide. Many lighting systems include flaws which can inadvertently increase facility operating costs. 

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Is Artificial Lighting Disrupting Your Health & Sleep

By Torrin Greathouse | February 21, 2017

Since the invention of the light bulb in 1879, electrical lighting has become an integral part of life in all developed nations. Our lives have shifted from being defined by the hours of sunlight, and we have begun to transition into a 24/7 society. The benefits of this, however, don’t come without costs.

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