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”

How Daylighting Impacts Our Productivity

Increase Your (Or Your Employees) Productivity with Proper Lighting and Temperature Daylighting has many benefits, and while most companies and studies focus on cost reduction, daylighting can have a more subtle, yet equally important benefit for yourself or your company. People who work in natural daylight work more effectively, work longer, feel healthier and happier … Read more “How Daylighting Impacts Our Productivity”

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”