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”

Translucent Vs. Transparent Daylighting

When Should You Use Transparent Daylighting and When Should You Use Translucent? Proper daylighting design requires use of both translucent vs. transparent daylighting. Glass or other transparent glazings provide a view of the outside, making the room feel larger and bringing the outdoors in. However, glass also brings in solar heat and causes glare, making the … Read more “Translucent Vs. Transparent Daylighting”

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”

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”

Failed Fiberglass Skylight at Quabbin Regional High School

Decade old fiberglass skylight failure and successful poly-carbonate replacement by CPI Daylighting After only a decade, the translucent insulated fiberglass skylight at Quabbin Regional High School in Barre, Mass., had deteriorated beyond repair. Thermal and wind movements, repeated leaks and yellowing compromised the skylight’s ability to perform to the point that it was non-compliant with … Read more “Failed Fiberglass Skylight at Quabbin Regional High School”