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2014-09-11 23:10:41

Solatube Daylighting Systems offer a solution for daylight-deprived workers. Vista, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 New research reported in the June issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine is showing that daylight-deprived workers are literally losing sleep. This can mean poor performance at work and changes in attitude, memory and metabolism, say the study’s authors. Conducted by researchers at Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the study...

2014-07-15 12:30:41

Synchronized Warranties, Federal Tax Credit and Rebate Make Dual Upgrades a Smart Choice FORT MILL, S.C., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Remodeling Magazine's Cost vs. Value Report, a roof replacement returns nearly 68 percent of its cost when you sell your home. If you don't happen to be moving right away, the replacement still improves the appearance of your biggest investment while protecting the contents and allowing you to enjoy your home even more. Tip 1:...

2014-07-02 12:30:19

Tim O'Brian Homes Boosts Indoor Air Quality with Skylights FORT MILL, S.C., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Daylight and fresh air aren't really all that costly. And getting these healthy attributes into our homes efficiently may be simpler than it seems. Opening vertical windows and using mechanical ventilation, such as fans, is one solution. Another is using quiet, free passive ventilation from the chimney effect provided by venting skylights working with windows. That, and the...

2014-04-22 04:20:41

Skylights Admit Twice At Much Daylight Per Square Foot Of Glass As Vertical Windows FORT MILL, S.C., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Earth Day is a perfect time for homeowners looking for a green method to bring more natural light and passive ventilation into homes to consider solar powered fresh air skylights. Homes that utilize skylights, in combination with vertical windows, to provide adequate levels of daylight tend to be more energy efficient, according to a study commissioned...

2014-04-11 23:25:03

Animal shelters, zoos, and aquariums benefit from daylighting initiatives. Vista, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Doesn’t everyone deserve daylight? Animal, plants and people all need natural light to survive and thrive. Few things say “Earth Day” the way daylight does – one company that is highly committed to changing the way we think about and use daylight is Solatube International, the worldwide leading manufacturer and marketer of Tubular Daylighting Devices (TDDs). In honor of...

2014-04-02 23:22:06

The $42-million-dollar, 125,000-square-foot school contains 24,510 square feet of Duo-Gard’s translucent systems, mostly in clerestory wall applications ranging from 9 feet to 30 feet high. Combined with glass systems, they provide the benefits of natural light to 97% of the regularly occupied spaces in the school. Canton, MI (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 A high-performance translucent daylighting system by Duo-Gard Industries is brightening the outlook for students at Baltimore’s first new...

2013-11-25 23:30:56

Vision is our most important sense accounting for over 80% of human perception, learning, and cognition. SoLux lighting provides the closest simulation to natural daylight providing optimal visual conditions shown to improve learning and productivity. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Tailored Lighting's Light Therapy Website has been updated to include additional information regarding lighting's impact on learning, cognition, and productivity. According to Thomas Politzer,...

2013-06-13 23:03:19

National Daylight Appreciation Day (June 21, 2013) was created as a way to increase awareness about the benefits of incorporating daylight in all aspects of our lives. Since daylight is free and energy efficient (no electric lights needed), there is a movement afoot to incorporate it everywhere from homes and offices to colleges, universities and schools. Vista, Calif. (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Who doesn´t love bright sunny rooms in their home? Well, what about classrooms, where kids spend...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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