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  1. Over-Lighting: A Barrier to Energy Efficiency

    May 5, 2015 | 2 comments

    With computers and tablets impacting the way we work, recommended indoor lighting levels have changed. As a result, lighting intensity levels in some commercial buildings are now higher than what’s necessary or appropriate for specific work-related tasks. (more…)


  2. GSA Puts Green Building Materials to the Test

    September 9, 2014 | 0 comments

    To meet sustainability goals and move toward net zero energy buildings, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) implemented its Green Proving Ground program in 2012 to test new green building technology during its pre- or early-commercial stage.

    Because working with unproven commercial products can be risky for commercial building owners and managers, the Green Proving Ground program tests new technologies first in its own U.S. GSA buildings to help commercial facilities professionals gauge which new solutions might work well in their own buildings. (more…)


  3. Think About Window Film First

    April 15, 2014 | 4 comments

    Because of the benefits it offers to commercial buildings, energy-efficient window film is one of the first green investments you may want to consider – before HVAC upgrades, lighting retrofits, or new windows. The right window film can help your building save energy and reduce demand, but it may also extend the life of your facility’s furniture and furnishings, lengthen HVAC system lifecycle, reduce heating and cooling loads, improve interior comfort, and reduce the amount of artificial light needed. (more…)


  4. Health Benefits of Window Film and Daylighting

    June 19, 2012 | 0 comments

    It’s not breaking news that window film can be beneficial to your facility when it comes to energy and cost savings. But several studies prove that exposure to the right kind of daylighting (which window film provides) could also make a positive difference for the employees and occupants in your building. (more…)