Daylighting Economics

The Potential Energy Savings are Substantial

The potential savings with proper daylighting economics are significant for commercial or even residential applications. A study was conducted with a few typical commercial building types and using 1998 energy costs, weather conditions from the San Bernardino Valley, and many default assumptions. An average grocery store might save about $16,000 per year in operating costs, or $0.32 per square foot with the use of an appropriately sized skylighting system. A typical elementary school might save about $7,500 per year in operating costs, or $0.23 per square foot. An industrial processing and distribution center might save about $0.12 per square foot. As new knowledge become available, we will continue to update and provide more information. Read on below!

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Comparison of Two Different Styles of Polycarbonate Panel Systems

September 29, 2011

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Retrofit Skylights

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CPI Daylighting

September 22, 2011

Polycarbonate translucent panel systems for skylights, top lights, or canopies CPI pioneered the use of polycarbonate translucent panel systems for architectural use more than two decades ago, and has followed up by driving daylighting innovation with specialized architectural products. CPI can be your sole source for Daylighting, ranging from translucent polycarbonate panels to Controlled Intelligent Daylighting; ... Read more