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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.

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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.

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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!

 

 

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Solatube SkyVault Series

March 30, 2016 Leave a comment

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In recent studies conducted on various aged subjects, it was determined that natural light is better for your vision than artificial light. Not only is natural lighting better for your eyes, but it enhances your vision and depending on your age, helps strengthen your sight. With such great benefits, how can builders incorporate natural lighting into spaces where it might seem impossible? The answer is, Solatube SkyVault Series.

Solatube SkyVault Series uses state-of-the-art technology to transfer sunlight from the rooftop level to high output tubular daylighting devices. During this process, the sunlight travels through the world’s most reflective tubing and once it reaches its’ destination, it provides an enormous amount of daylight to a large space. This lighting will replace your artificial lights, and you will never look back. But don’t take my word for it; here is a quote from Kermit Ferrer the Vice President of Distribution Planning, Capital and Properties at Macy, Inc.:

“We have been using Solatube Daylighting Systems for over a decade and we continue to be impressed with the quality and performance, especially the new SkyVault Series. The amount of light delivered by these new units is truly incredible, allowing us the opportunity to turn off our electric lights during the day, and reduce our peak demand load. More importantly, the natural light creates a better work environment for our most important asses – our people.”

Have your building decrease their carbon footprint by installing daylighting solutions. Whether it’s the SkyVault Series for your large buildings or if you require something smaller, we have it all. Contact one of our consultants for more information on daylighting solutions.

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Major Industries and Specified Building Products

February 26, 2016 Leave a comment

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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.

It Might Just Be The Best Decision Of The Year

January 4, 2013 Leave a comment

As an employer you may perpetually be on the lookout for great ways to save money.  This may be one of several ongoing efforts to make everything around you keep moving in the right direction in the ever complicated game of “keeping everyone as happy as possible” including you.

Well there is a solution that may have eluded you until now that we would like to share to help get your new year started on the right foot.  Daylighting is certainly not a new concept and has in fact been put to the test over the years.  There are many studies with pages and pages of data supporting not only cost savings but more importantly employee health and well being.  More important because when you have happy and healthy employees generally you will find that overall morale is improved, productivity is higher which means that your overall expenses and bottom line will be lowered.  Solatube Daylighting is a cost effective way to replace some of your fluorescent lights with natural daylight.  Lighting accounts for 25-40 percent of energy consumption in a building.  Daylighting is an affordable way to bring daylight into dark spaces where natural light had rarely been an option by using advanced optics to improve the way daylight is harnessed.

Studies show that employees who work within a certain number of feet of a natural light source have increased positivity, less anxiety and lower absenteeism.  The human body naturally uses light as a nutrient similar to water or food. Natural light (which contains Vitamin D) stimulates essential biological functions such as:

  • Reduced allergies
  • Reduced back pain
  • Relief from tension headaches
  • Reducing depression.

With the Healthcare industry about to make some significant changes there is a loud buzz about wellness programs and taking steps to help employees stay healthy.  Utilizing Daylight, which has proven to have many positive effects on employees could mean that you might just reap other benefits.  Benefits which are statistically backed that include those qualities that will impact your bottom line which include one or perhaps all of the following:

  • Better performance
  • Higher sales
  • Working better under pressure
  • Able to see the big picture
  • Higher Job satisfaction

As you head into 2013 consider implementing a Daylighting solution. It might just be your best decision of the year!

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Categories: Daylighting, Solatube