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Views

Views are the ability for building occupants to see landscape, objects, and people outside the building. For many occupants, the outlooks from their space or public areas are a major factor in their enjoyment of the site and it can add considerably to the ambience of a building.  In addition,…

Lighting Operations & Maintenance

Lighting operations and maintenance (“O&M”) are the practices that keep lighting systems working at peak performance during the life of the building. As a designer, your choices can make it easy or hard to maintain your lighting system. Lighting design is only as good as its execution. Good operations and…

Controls for Lighting and Daylighting

Lighting and daylighting controls are systems that adjust the amount of natural and artificial light in a room, based on its brightness, occupancy, and sometimes other factors. Good controls are critical to lighting design that incorporates both daylight and artificial light. They can improve both visual and thermal comfort while…

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