Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. daylighting articles below.
A building's fenestration systems — curtain wall, storefront, windows, doors, skylights, and other glass and glazing — provide opportunity for efficiencies through low-e and other coatings.
ACCESSGARD laminated safety glass is designed to withstand extensive physical attack in a forced entry scenario, ultimately resisting entry until law enforcement or additional help arrives
The Cadiant Dynamic Lighting Experience from Cree Lightig is a daylighting solution that recreates the sensation of natural sunlight and a blue sky in interior spaces.
Urban Union, part of Amazon’s downtown Seattle headquarters expansion project, is glazed with Solarban z50 glass and Solarban 72 on Starphire glass.
The expansion and partial renovation of the Isenberg School of Management nearly doubles the school’s current space to accommodate its growth in the last decade.
Brighten the outlook of building occupants and reduce lighting costs by bringing natural light inside.
The April 2019 issue features an in-depth look at intelligent lighting's impact on your facility, plus HVAC, flexible furniture, pest control, safer schools, and more.
How do you incorporate biophilia — a connection to nature — into a facility? Here are four strategies that are easier than you may think.
The right balance of daylighting and daylight harvesting strategies can provide health, productivity, and energy saving benefits: Here’s how to get the most out of your facility’s automated shading system.
SKYSHADE 8000 is a long spanning, standing seam canopy system suitable for commercial and industrial canopies, pavilions, and walkway covers.
With Daylight Saving Time around the corner, consider the potential benefits of daylighting and daylight harvesting for your facilities.
New automated interior roller shade system maximizes efficiency and comfort.
This initiative provides facility buyers a comprehensive resource for glass door hardware offerings across the company's various brands and divisions.
This line of tubular daylighting devices is designed to provide enhanced light diffusion into interior spaces without light loss.
With a goal of improving office workers’ comfort, wellbeing, and productivity, buildings are being designed to bring as much daylight as possible into occupied spaces.
Roofing projects are an opportunity to bring this building envelope item up to current building codes, including energy performance aspects.
Designed for LED fixtures, these economical, contractor grade sensors meet all code compliant lighting controls requirements.
For this New Jersey school, designer LAN Associates focused on light, flexibility, choice, connection, complexity, and color to enhance the student experience.
The February 2017 issue features the 2017 Facility Executive Of The Year. Plus, a look at in-building cellular, waste management, the building envelope, emergency preparedness, flooring, and our annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
Developed by Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG), this high-performance, triple-silver-coated, solar control low-e glass was introduced in 2006.
With LEED Platinum in its sights, the new facility also resolves long-standing security and space needs, says GSA
The payback of daylight harvesting is significant when leveraging skylights in conjunction with LED luminaires and lighting controls.
This addition to Solatube's SkyVault daylighting solution provides commercial facilities the option to dim natural lighting when desired.
Projects at existing facilities require specific considerations to meet IECC 2012 requirements.
Part of the company's line of daylighting devices for high bay and high ceiling facilities, this product boosts performance.
NEW COLUMN! In this new Facility Retrofit Column, find out how the Douglas County School District in Colorado brings in natural light to classrooms and common spaces.
Designed for high bay commercial facility applications, this tubular daylighting device features a 29" diameter opening.
This online simulation tool enables facility managers to view the impact of proposed daylighting designs before construction, while also having the option of viewing "what if" alternatives.
The development of daylighting metrics has been the subject of considerable effort and debate, but no widely accepted metric has emerged to help recognize well-daylit buildings. Although simulation software exists to assist in daylight analysis, these programs are often overly complex and involve a high level of expertise. On the other hand, rule-of-thumb approaches that are often used to aid in the decision making process are based on overly simplified assumptions.
Public input to help shape the 2010 version of Standard 90.1 is being sought through 21 proposed addenda.