How to Match Advanced Lighting Controls to the Needs of Your Building

How to Match Advanced Lighting Controls to the Needs of Your Building

Advanced lighting control (ALC) strategies have demonstrated the ability to curb electricity use in US buildings by more than 30 percent, according to a report released by the General Services Administration. Buildings.com provides a number of things to consider when evaluating ALCs to find the … Read more…

A Winning Strategy: Daylighting Sensors Combined with Occupancy Sensors

A Winning Strategy: Daylighting Sensors Combined with Occupancy Sensors

Integrated lighting technologies that combine daylighting with light sensing and controls can achieve internal rates of return of 24 percent and lead to gains of up to $27 billion in lighting energy costs, according to Lux Research. Daylighting technologies deliver energy savings of between 90-95 … Read more…

Lighter Colored Flooring Can Create More Energy Efficient Classrooms

Lighter Colored Flooring Can Create More Energy Efficient Classrooms

Boosting the reflective value of flooring will enable more light — from artificial or natural sources — to bounce off the floor and illuminate a room more efficiently, according to a white paper, “Daylighting and Flooring: Don’t Overlook the Issue of Reflectivity,” issued by Armstrong Commercial … Read more…

San Francisco Construction Office Uses Daylighting System in Bid to Earn Net-Zero Status

San Francisco Construction Office Uses Daylighting System in Bid to Earn Net-Zero Status

DPR Construction recently installed 19 Solatube SolaMaster Series 750 DS units in its San Francisco office as part of the company’s effort to achieve the International Living Future Institute’s Net-Zero Energy building (NZEB) designation. If the San Francisco building earns the designation, it will be the … Read more…

Bullitt Center: Better Than Net-Zero-Energy

Bullitt Center: Better Than Net-Zero-Energy

After one year of occupancy, Seattle’s Bullitt Center – a six-story office building – used 75 percent less energy than a new building that meets Seattle’s energy code, according to Architectural Record. Consumption at the 52,000-sq-foot building was just 10kBtu per square foot, although one … Read more…

3M Measures Daylighting Effectiveness of Window Film

3M Measures Daylighting Effectiveness of Window Film

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has been collaborating with the window industry to develop and evaluate daylighting technologies that can reduce lighting energy use by as much as 50 percent up to 40 feet from windows, according to Berkeley Lab. An example is a collaboration Berkeley … Read more…

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