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Skylighting? For Your Business?

June 16, 2016 Leave a comment

Skylights are popular in residential settings, such as your kitchen or living room. These products use sunlight to naturally light a room instead of the artificial alternatives. By doing this, it provides an array of benefits to your business, your employees and your clientsauburn pic

Your business will see a drastic decrease in electrical bills by using the suns natural light. The incredible thing is, using the natural sunlight is not the only way installing skylighting such as the Auburn Skylight System (as seen above) saves your business money and is beneficial to the environment.

  • The upfront initial cost has proven to be lower than most lighting solutions.
  • The long-term savings will be noticed sooner than most other lighting solutions.
  • LEED energy credits.
  • Contains universal adapters to fit standard rafters, making it geometrically perfect.
  • Using less electricity overall is better for the environment, giving your company the reputation for investing in more sustainable methods of lighting.


Your employees are the most important part of your business. They are the reason your product gets designed, produced, sold and maintained. Integrating these skylighting systems into your existing, or new warehouses contain many benefits for your employees.

  • Providing Vitamin D to your employees while on the job has proven to be medically beneficial.
  • According to the US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, “Low vitamin D status is associated with reduced employee work productivity. Employee vitamin D assessment and replenishment may represent a low-cost, high-return program to mitigate risk factors and health conditions that drive total employer health care costs.”
  • Natural sunlight boosts moral of your employees more than alternative lighting solutions.


Your clients will see the architectural beauty that comes with constructing skylighting systems. Keeping up with the modern times, by installing these systems in your warehouse or other commercial setting, goes a long way with potential and established clients.

  • Showing that you are ahead of the curb gives clients peace of mind that their decision to work with you is the correct one.
  • Being energy efficient and environmentally-friendly will draw more clients.


For more information about specific products that retain to skylighting, visit our skylighting area of our website and shoot us an email or give us a call at 877-903-9090 to set up an appointment!




Lead The Way With LEED

April 5, 2016 Leave a comment

If you follow our company, you have heard us time and time again, mention LEED. Whether we are providing our door or daylighting solutions, we are conscious in providing our clientele with the best possible means to get LEED certified. However, what does LEED actually means?

The bases of LEED is about sustainability and efficiency. LEED encourages improved solutions that are not only better for our environment but for the community as a whole. As we look to reduce our carbon footprint, the LEED certification evaluates various areas for sustainability. These areas are assigned points, and the final total equals one of the four levels. Whether certified, silver, gold, or platinum, these levels describe the achieved efficiency of a building.

No matter if you are building a home or a commercial skyscraper in a metropolis, a LEED certification is available for all buildings. The benefits of not only building but residing, and working in a LEED building far outweighs any negatives. Therefore, once you go LEED, not only will you be helping the environment, but your pockets will thank you for the reduction in bills.

Major Industries and Specified Building Products

February 26, 2016 Leave a comment


So you’re interested in having an environmental friendly building, and while you’re thinking about daylight, you wonder who the best in the business is? Well, look no further as Specified Building Products consultants have the answer – Major Industries.

Being in business for over three decades, Major Industries has a global and highly recognized handprint in the daylight solution market. As a company that works with designers, architects, and engineers, they merge all vantage points and create phenomenal energy-saving custom skylights and translucent wall systems. These skylights and wall systems fit a wide variety of applications and budgets.

Unlike any other company, Major Industries offers four distinct product lines. LightBasic provides simple, and low cost performance. Guardian 275 is the industry standard, and offers the most design and performance flexibility. Clima-Tite is engineered with fiberglass framing which improves thermal performance. And the last line, Auburn glass, mixes glazed skylights for a more traditional look and views to the sky.

When it comes to daylighting solutions, we go with the best in the business. There is nothing better than having a peace of mind that you have the best lighting situation. If you have further questions, leave a comment below or contact one of our consultants.

Going Solar? We Can Help With That Too!

August 30, 2013 Leave a comment

Hollaender solar

Specified Building Products is a partner with Hollaender Manufacturing.  We have shared with you on a few occasions some the products that they offer in the categories of safety, appeal and convenience.  One category that has yet to be explored is that of savings.


Savings.  It seems that this is at times, an elusive concept because let’s face it, the economy is not getting better as fast as the “Experts” keep predicting.  This means that we will see more and more companies watching their fiscal responsibility by cutting budgets and cutting back. CEO’s may have to get creative in the ways that they continue their budget conscious operations.  One way that companies may be considering gaining savings is by garnering the benefits of solar power.


If you are considering an investment in solar power, Specified Building Products has a solution for you.  Hollaender® Manufacturing is the U.S. market leader in structural slip-on fittings that are used in conjunction with pipe to form pipe rack mounting systems for roof and ground mount. has an entire line of solar mounting systems in both a  ground or roof mounting option.   Benefits to this system include:


  • Strong as malleable iron.
  • The most corrosion resistant aluminum alloy available.
  • Supported by a Hollaender 10-year corrosion resistance warranty.
  • The set screw has a holding forces that average 2000 lb and will not loosen.
  • Made in the USA- meets all the criteria for the US Recovery and Reinvestment Act.


There are many benefits in implementing a Solar Power system which can do quite a bit for the proverbial “bottom line” beyond greenbacks.  Some benefits of solar power include:


  • Powering your business with clean, pure, renewable energy
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
    • Decentralization of power = less oil, coal, gas to produce electricity which is often transported cross-country by trucks which emit pollution and cause wear and tear on roadways.
    • Offset more than 3,250,000 lbs of carbon dioxide over 15 years which equals:
      • driving a car 4,200,000 miles
      • carbon dioxide absorption of 3,000 trees
      • 1,000,000 gallons of water used in electricity
  • Going Green- becoming an environmental leader =  Free marketing!  Green is becoming a very attractive trait to customers and investors.  Most of the time media attention is free and helps spread the word about your business
  • Reduce your operating costs
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Accelerated Depreciation – When businesses spend money on equipment, they can depreciate the cost of that equipment, less the salvage value. This allows the business to take the vast majority of that depreciation during the first year and all of it within five years.


If you are considering solar power, call the Specified Building offices at (877) 903-9090 for a no charge consultation to decide what solutions are right for you!


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