daylighting system Articles

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis of Urban Stormwater Retrofits and Stream Daylighting Using Low Impact Development Technologies

    ABSTRACTThis project incorporates Low Impact Development (LID) concepts into the City of Caldwell (Idaho) Indian Creek daylighting and downtown redevelopment project, which is a prime candidate for a “showcase” project producing benefits in urban runoff within the lower Boise River watershed. The primary goal of this project was to incorporate LID concepts into the Indian Creek daylighting ...

  • Total Energy Management System: Ayers Rock Resort

    Ayers Rock Resort operates in the semi-arid conditions of the Central Australian desert. Since electricity is a major component of running costs, the Resort has installed a computer based preventative maintenance monitoring system, which links all facilities at the Resort and enables tracking of energy costs by process and item of equipment. A monthly energy audit process, together with the newly ...


  • Ciralight Suntracker white paper

    Ciralight Global is committed to providing the most innovative, brilliant, human-centric, cost-effective daylighting system on the market. We are committed to the Environment and we are committed to making products that perform the best and last. Since acquiring the Suntracker technology in April 2009 from the former Ciralight company in Utah, Ciralight Global has undertaken to redesign the ...


    By Ciralight UK

  • Premier Oil Offices - Case Study

    flex7 modular lighting connection and control products were used in phase two of a prestigious business park near Aberdeen. Prime Four Business Park is an ultra high-spec development of offices, communal areas and leisure facilities. flex7 products were installed in the 70,000 square foot, state-of-the-art office of Premier Oil. Daylight Dimming Control flex7 ...


    By Flex Connectors Ltd

  • Dealing with uncertainty in sustainable innovation: mainstreaming and substitution

    In this paper, innovation is studied as a set of activities that seeks to deal with uncertainty. It is argued that the very idea of innovation contains the assumption that the future is, in principle, open to change. Moreover, since innovations compete with other innovations and with existing solutions as well, the outcome of innovative activities has to remain uncertain. Innovation theories, in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Car park lighting case study

    Installed Measures: 30w Led fluorescent tube replacement, new LED 50w external floodlights, new emergency lighting system, new CP Electronics microwave absence, presence & daylight detection, new switching arrangements for security lighting. History: Strathclyde partnership for transport identified this multi- storey car park as very inefficient site for them as the majority of traffic ...


    By Elite Energy

  • Service/Product Engineering as a potential approach to value enhancement in supply chains

    Beginning with a historical analysis of the application of value chain models in production systems, this paper highlights the issue of efficiency in conventional design and providing products and services and proposes a multifunctional approach to minimise the wasted value within the supply chain. Service/Product Engineering (SPE), a new engineering discipline, is suggested as a potential ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Concentrating Solar Power

    Technology Overview   By collecting solar energy during daylight hours and storing it in hot molten salt, concentrating solar power technologies like power towers give utilities an alternative method for meeting peak loads. (Warren Gretz)  Concentrating solar power plants produce electric power by converting the sun’s energy into high-temperature heat using ...

  • GIS-Based Rapid Geomorphic Assessment to Guide Sustainable River Restoration and Riverfront Redevelopment: Four Mile Run, Alexandria, Virginia

     ABSTRACT A Geographic Information System (GIS)-based geomorphic assessment was performed to quickly identify opportunities and constraints for a river restoration and riverfront redevelopment project along Four Mile Run in Alexandria, Virginia. This assessment was further used to guide channel restoration design. Components of the GIS-based geomorphic assessment included the following: ...

  • Diurnal fluctuation of zinc concentration in metal polluted rivers and its potential impact on water quality and flux estimates

    Diurnal fluctuations of metals have been observed in the South Tyne river catchment, UK, in both upland tributaries and major river reaches. Zinc exhibits the most pronounced cyclicity, with concentrations increasing during the night to a maximum near 05:00 before decreasing during the day. This trend is the inverse of pH and temperature observations, which are thought to be the predominant ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A new light on saving energy

    Some 80,000 dynamic street lights have been installed in Europe over the past few years. Quite a modest number if you consider that there are some 91 million light points in Europe. The city of Oslo alone has 54,000 street lights. A dynamic street light is a system that tells you exactly how much energy each single luminary is using and when its lamp needs to be replaced. It adapts the light ...


    By European Energy Review (EER)

  • Miralite Skylights are engineered for a 30+ year life

    Miralite has been designed, manufactured and patented in the United Kingdom to afford active natural daylight into buildings to allow artificial lighting to be turned off for up to 10.5 hours a day! Unlike passive skylights Miralite uses solar-tracking technology to follow the sun and with the clever use of pre-determined angled mirrors drive natural light into a building. The result is a bright, ...


    By Smart Green Solutions Ltd

  • Muller + Muller`s lakefront restrooms flush with rainwater

    A pair of highly sustainable comfort stations debuted on Chicago's lakefront over the summer, at 5800 North and 4000 South. Designed by Muller + Muller Architects, the seasonal-use brick structures use natural ventilation, daylighting and low-maintenance materials to minimize their ongoing use of resources. But prime among the pair of buildings' low-impact strategies is the use of captured ...

  • Case study - Millbrook / General Motors

    Millbrook Proving Ground is one of the largest vehicle testing centres for the global automotive industry in Europe, constructed by General Motors. Today, they have a world-wide client base and test tracks for a whole range of vehicles. They chose Carbon Credentials, a leading supplier of Carbon & Energy Management software and related services, to conduct air conditioning inspections for ...


    By Carbon Credentials

  • Polar air cargo at Schiphol airport case study

    Polar Air Cargo is a global leader in the international air cargo market, specializing in time-critical, airport-to-airport scheduled freight service. In April of 2004, Polar Air Cargo was in a difficult situation. They had outgrown their existing facilities in Liege, Belgium, and were looking for a more strategically located airport to expand their business and better service their existing ...

  • Denver international airport case study

    Denver International Airport (DIA) serves 22 commercial airlines, offering non-stop service to more than 150 destinations worldwide. In 2008, DIA handled over 51,000,000 passengers. With an airport elevation of 5,431 feet and 53 square miles of property, Denver International Airport has a historical reputation for massive snow-fall — at times, even overnight. DIA’s snow removal is ...

  • Effect of window type, size and orientation on the total energy demand for a building in Indian climatic conditions

    Windows in a building allow daylight to enter a building space but simultaneously they also result in heat gains and losses affecting energy balance. This requires an optimisation of window area from the point of view of total energy demand viz., for lighting and cooling/heating. This paper is devoted to this kind of study for Indian climatic conditions, which are characterised by six climatic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Top tips for a green business

    International standards experts IMSM regularly visit businesses and organizations to help them achieve ISO14001, the environmental management system. While every business is different, here are some areas to consider when considering “going green”. Start with your purchasing department. By looking at your regular purchases, whether stationery and computer supplies, packaging, or parts, you can ...


    By IMSM Ltd

  • REWE Green Building World`s First Supermarket to Receive Gold DGNB Certificate - Pilot project in Berlin saves almost 50 per cent of energy

    When REWE Group opens its first Green Building in Germany tomorrow (5 November) it will set a national and international standard for sustainable building and operation of retail real estate.The REWE store in Berlin-Rudow, measuring 1,830 square metres (sales area), was the first supermarket in the world to be awarded a gold label by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen- DGNB (German ...


  • Mirrors in Space for Low-Cost Terrestrial Solar Electric Power at Night

    ABSTRACT — A constellation of 18 mirror satellites is proposed in a polar sun synchronous dawn to dusk orbit at an altitude of approximately 1000 km above the earth. Each mirror satellite contains a multitude of 2 axis tracking mirror segments that collectively direct a sun beam down at a target solar electric field site delivering a solar intensity to that terrestrial site equivalent to ...


    By JX Crystals

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