How Cutting Corners Raises Costs

By Jeff Brain | May 11, 2017

One of the major concerns building managers deal with is keeping the budget down while maintaining high quality design. The issue with this is that often reducing costs too much can mean harming the potential sustainability of a facility. It is important to avoid cutting corners if you want to maximize the efficiency of your facility. 

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Are LEDs Worth the Investment?

By Torrin Greathouse | March 07, 2017

In recent years, LED lighting has seen a massive increase in popularity, rapidly becoming the number one choice for facility owners looking to reduce their lighting costs. As with any other market trend, it is important to take a step back and look at whether this popularity is justified.

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Are LEDs the Best Fit for Your Facility?

By Jeff Brain | January 24, 2017

LED lighting has rapidly gained popularity in the lighting industry ever since its introduction in US markets in 2008. The benefits of LED lamps are well documented, and in many cases they are considered an industry standard. As a result, many people make assumptions and do not consider whether LEDs are actually the best choice for their facility. 

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How to Select the Best Skylight Manufacturer

By Torrin Greathouse | December 06, 2016

When it comes time to select the best sustainable lighting products for your facility, one important consideration is almost always completely ignored—the manufacturer. Even within a single specific kind of product, there can be dozens of manufacturers. Researching the company that produces the product can help you better understand the purchase, transport, and installation process, helping to avoid costly mistakes. 

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How Can Daylighting & Artificial Light Work In Unison

By Jeff Brain | October 20, 2016

Both well integrated daylighting and high quality artificial lights, such as broad spectrum LEDs, provide a range of building benefits which the other system cannot. While it is most common for facilities to lean on artificial lighting, it is important not to ignore the benefits of natural light. These systems are often seen as contrary to each other, but the best solution is usually to consolidate the benefits of both. 

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