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”

Commercial Flat Roof Daylighting Solution

The Velux Commercial Sun Tunnel for a Commercial Flat Roof Getting cost-effective daylighting into a commercial building can be a challenge, especially when most have a commercial flat roof. Velux Commercial Sun Tunnels are a great potential solution. Why Velux Sun Tunnels? The Velux SunCurve diffuser is designed to capture light at all times of the … Read more “Commercial Flat Roof Daylighting Solution”

Removable Skin Technology Utilized at Seattle Public Utility South Transfer Station

Seattle’s Public Utility’s South Transfer Station Earns Gold LEED with Removable Skin Technology Seattle Public Utility used CPI Daylighthing’s Quadwall® sky and wall light to earn Gold LEED status on their new 33,000 square foot South Transfer Station. The Quadwall offers 40% light transmission without any additional artificial lighting on an average Seattle day. And because SPU processes up … Read more “Removable Skin Technology Utilized at Seattle Public Utility South Transfer Station”

Otterbox Gets New Warehouse Skylights

Otterbox’s new home brings natural daylight into the workplace Skylight Specialists was contacted by General Contractor Brinkman Construction. They wanted to bring in Daylighting into a 36,000 sqft warehouse. Their goal was to achieve savings to the lighting costs of such a large indoor space. The placement of the 4’ x 8’ translucent skylights bring … Read more “Otterbox Gets New Warehouse Skylights”

Saving Energy With a Good Daylighting System

Properly designed daylighting systems save energy and costs Artificial lighting requires large amounts of energy and can represent as much as 50% of the electricity consumption of a building. Artificial lighting also generates a large amount of heat. When a good daylighting system is considered in the design phase the HVAC system can be reduced … Read more “Saving Energy With a Good Daylighting System”