Daylighting and Energy Usage

A good daylighting system is the easiest and most cost-effective way to light a space and reduce energy usage. After all, the sun provides everyone with a lot of free light and energy every day, it makes sense to take advantage of it. However, placing just adding in skylights or windows without thought is a … Read more “Daylighting and Energy Usage”

Daylighting and the Energy Codes

Better Performance Required Throughout the US the energy codes are being rewritten. As energy demands increase, The US Dept. of Energy is requiring higher and better performance from buildings. But the interesting thing to note is that the US Dept. of Energy is requiring more daylighting at the same time. This can be a challenge to … Read more “Daylighting and the Energy Codes”

NFRC And Daylighting

NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) is a third party entrusted by the building code to verify that all manufactures are providing information based on the same testing standards. NFRC and daylighting go hand in hand. They help regulate and unify the daylighting product sector, enabling the architect or designer to use the best product possible … Read more “NFRC And Daylighting”