01 Jan '13, 2am

Daylighting: Energy and Productivity Benefits - EBN: 8:9 via @sharethis

Feature from Environmental Building News Daylighting: Energy and Productivity Benefits In November of last year, we moved into our newly renovated third-floor office in downtown Brattleboro. On the top floor of an unusual, slate-shingle-sided building constructed in the mid-1800s by the Estey Organ Company, the EBN offices are wonderfully illuminated with natural light. Built before electric lighting existed, the building is long and narrow with tall windows. At one end of our floor is the original drafting room of the company, where perimeter windows are augmented by a roof monitor, bringing in lots of additional daylight and giving the space an almost outdoors feel. It was the natural daylighting that first attracted us to this space, and—though it necessitates some special measures in regulating the visual and thermal comfort of our offices—that daylighting is appreciat...

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