Daylighting Always A Compromise

Daylighting is always a compromise. How much light do you need vs. how much solar heat gain can you accept. When considering a daylighting system there are three main performance measures. Light Transmission U Factor SHGC The more light transmission you require will result in more solar heat gain. Reducing light transmission to reduce solar … Read more “Daylighting Always A Compromise”

Do You Have Stinky Skylights?

Fiber Bloom Building managers and owners are typically surprised that skylight can stink, horribly, but have no idea what causes this unpleasant condition. Fiberglass skylights are protected from the elements by a coating sometimes referred to as “gel coat”. The coating has a UV blockage component to help prevent the sun’s rays from damaging the fiberglass … Read more “Do You Have Stinky Skylights?”

Daylighting and Health

The Health Benefits of Daylighting Plants aren’t the only living organisms that metabolize sunlight, we human beings do too. While the relationship daylight exposure and our health isn’t simple, it is important to know. Most people are aware of the risk of skin cancer from long exposure without protection, a number of studies and scientists … Read more “Daylighting and Health”