Benefits of Daylighting

Education

Daylighting is simply smarter and daylit schools see higher student performance. Not only do students learn better but they are happier and focus more on their work.

Teachers enjoy a better work environment when they are able to control the amount of daylight in their classroom with proper daylight design.

  • "Solatube products provide wonderful natural light, eliminating the need for electric lights during the day. By reducing our energy costs, we can put the money we save to work in the classroom."

    Stu Reeve Poudre School District
  • "We have been using Solatube products for years to create vibrant and inspiring educational spaces. They also help support our firm's overall strategy for enhanced, controllable daylight."

    Corky Bradley RB+B Architects
  • "In addition to providing such incredible natural light and reducing energy use, the Solatube units are attractive and fit into the overall ceiling structure in such a way that they enhance the beauty of the space."

    Dr. Deborah Miller Head of School - Westside Christian High School
  • "The Solatube units make a tremendous difference in our library. I am very impressed with the technology that enables them to produce such brilliant light. I also appreciate the energy savings the Solatube units provide. I think they should be installed in every school that is remodeled and included in the plans for new schools."

    Jim Boone Principal - Magnolia Elementary School
  • "We've been extremely pleased with the inclusion of a large number of Solatube Daylighting Systems throughout the renovation. It is one of the features that most excites visitors and those that study and work in the building - first because they're so surprised to hear that daylight rather than artificial light is illuminating the space, and second because it adds to the warm, natural quality of the space."

    Kelly Boulton Sustainability Coordinator - Allegheny College
  • "Even on a cloudy day we still have enough light in the classroom (and) by 9:30 am, I turn all the electric lights off. It's a complete success story. I wish every classroom could have Solatube (units)."

    Cindy Vix Teacher
Student Performance

Proper daylighting improves learning and has a positive effect on health and behavior.

Energy Savings

Reduce energy use and carbon emissions.

Teacher Performance

Daylighting makes teachers happy. Controlling the daylight in their classroom makes them happier.

Workplace Productivity

Worker productivity increases with the exposure to daylight: Better concentration and short-term memory.

Energy Savings

More daylight not only reduces energy costs but also worker expenses: Less absenteeism and more productivity.

Employee Well-Being

People want to work where there is natural daylight and they sleep better when they’re exposed to daylight at work.

Office

Happier and more productive workers thanks to natural daylighting with Solatube products.

Owners and managers can also enjoy lower energy costs and costs due to missed or poor work.

  • "We are very pleased with the amount of daylight we get from the Solatube (products). Our building was designed with sustainability in mind and the Solatube (products) are truly an integral part of that philosophy. We typically do not have the electric lights on during the day."

    David Stoliker PE, Executive Director - SSCAFCA
  • "Ours was a challenging job that most skylights on the market simply would not be able to handle. Standard skylights simply will not consistently transmit light down such a great distance ... (but) Solatube Daylighting Systems can. We see better productivity from our people and we expect to realize significant energy savings and lower utility costs."

    Al Dirth General Manager - Brockway-Smith Company
  • "As you can see from the tour of the spaces, we are really pleased with the Solatube product. They add natural light, bring the colors to life and will save our company in utility costs."

    Richard Ouellette CEO

Retail

Do you want customers to stay longer and buy more? With natural daylighting, customers will routinely travel farther into a shop at a skylit store because it appears cleaner or brighter.

  • "I was pleasantly surprised to see that the SkyVault unit brought in much more light and was effective in diffusing it evenly across the space. We provided the benefit of natural light throughout the interior while minimising glare and solar heat gain."

    Jason Stiefel Project Architect - Shea Design
  • "The store really does look great and your product is working well. I like the look and functionality in the retail environment. We are looking forward to working with you in the future!"

    Paul Holmes Principal - Pope Architects
  • "As you can see from the tour of the spaces, we are really pleased with the Solatube product. They add natural light, bring the colors to life and will save our company in utility costs."

    Richard Ouellette CEO
Energy Savings

Lower utility costs is more money directly to the bottom line.

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Higher sales than stores without daylighting.
Customer Service

Employees working under natural light have high morale and provide better customer service.

Patient Well-Being

Daylighting benefits patients in many ways by reducing depression, decreasing hospital stay, reducing medications, and improving sleep.

Patient Recovery

Patients exposed to improved daylighting get better faster and cheaper.

Nurse Satisfaction & Performance

Natural light increases alertness and nurses enjoy lower blood pressure and better moods while communicating and laughing more.

Healthcare

Daylighting affects both patients and healthcare staff positively: Patients recover faster with less medication while staff have an easier time focusing on complex tasks such as charting, filling prescriptions, and administering medication.

  • "Solatube products provide wonderful natural light, eliminating the need for electric lights during the day. By reducing our energy costs, we can put the money we save to work in the classroom."

    Stu Reeve Poudre School District
  • "We have been using Solatube products for years to create vibrant and inspiring educational spaces. They also help support our firm's overall strategy for enhanced, controllable daylight."

    Corky Bradley RB+B Architects
  • "In addition to providing such incredible natural light and reducing energy use, the Solatube units are attractive and fit into the overall ceiling structure in such a way that they enhance the beauty of the space."

    Dr. Deborah Miller Head of School - Westside Christian High School
  • "The Solatube units make a tremendous difference in our library. I am very impressed with the technology that enables them to produce such brilliant light. I also appreciate the energy savings the Solatube units provide. I think they should be installed in every school that is remodeled and included in the plans for new schools."

    Jim Boone Principal - Magnolia Elementary School
  • "We've been extremely pleased with the inclusion of a large number of Solatube Daylighting Systems throughout the renovation. It is one of the features that most excites visitors and those that study and work in the building - first because they're so surprised to hear that daylight rather than artificial light is illuminating the space, and second because it adds to the warm, natural quality of the space."

    Kelly Boulton Sustainability Coordinator - Allegheny College
  • "Even on a cloudy day we still have enough light in the classroom (and) by 9:30 am, I turn all the electric lights off. It's a complete success story. I wish every classroom could have Solatube (units)."

    Cindy Vix Teacher

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