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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Why Are Leading Companies Integrating Sustainable Lighting Products?

By Jeff Brain | December 19, 2017

The success of a company can be identified in many ways, including brand recognition, market share, innovation, and profitability. Regardless of why a business is deemed successful, top companies share at least one characteristic in common: they strive for operational excellence. Countless factors play a role in in the ongoing and continually evolving process to optimize operations. One factor that many successful companies recognize as a key element across multiple areas of the business is sustainable lighting.

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Before and After: the Effects of Natural Lighting on Interior Spaces

By Jeff Brain | November 28, 2017

Green lighting solutions are sought out by those who want high quality lighting that also cuts utility costs. LEDs and daylighting systems are two common green lighting alternatives on the market today. Each uniquely affects the aesthetics and functionality of a space, changing the interior and making these green lighting solutions appealing to anyone seeking alternative options for lighting.

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Before and After: How Sustainable Lighting Benefits a Space

By Torrin Greathouse | October 31, 2017

Green lighting solutions are sought out by those who want high quality lighting that also cuts utility costs. LEDs and daylighting systems are two common sustainable lighting alternatives on the market today. Each uniquely affects the aesthetics and functionality of a space, changing the interior and making these green lighting solutions appealing to anyone seeking alternative options for lighting.

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5 Benefits of Sustainable Lighting in Building Projects

By Jeff Brain | September 26, 2017

By harnessing more renewable energy sources, you have the opportunity to cut maintenance and utility costs, and you can also minimize your company’s carbon footprint. While there are many possible building options available that can help your company achieve cost savings and minimize its environmental impact, a green lighting solution is one of the best because it has monetary returns with some unexpected benefits.

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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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Using Natural Light to Minimize Employee Sick Days

By Torrin Greathouse | June 13, 2017

Natural light can have a major effect on day-to-day human health. Studies show that daily exposure minimizes many health risks, and actually bolsters the immune system. By improving occupant health, this can actually contribute to greater productivity, minimizing absenteeism and making the hours spent at work more productive. 

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Three Reasons Why You Shouldn't Rely On LED Lighting

By Jeff Brain | May 25, 2017

While LEDs continue to grow in popularity as a sustainable lighting method, many people are ignoring a set of issues which they commonly face. While not all lamps are susceptible to these problems, many are, which can make a building’s reliance on them a major problem. 

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Three Common Issues with LEDs & How To Avoid Them

By Jeff Brain | May 18, 2017

While LEDs are considered by many to be the top sustainable lighting product on the market, many LED lamps face a similar set of issues. While these can be easily avoided, many people investing in these technologies do not realize the issues which can crop up. 

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5 Tips for Investing in Sustainable Lighting

By Jeff Brain | April 13, 2017

Oftentimes, because of unfamiliarity with newer, more sustainable products, or worries about the higher investment, sustainable lighting can be a hard sell. However, when building owners do their research and invest in sustainable lighting, they are capable of achieving incredible savings. 

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