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Industrial Daylighting

All images courtesy Acuity Brands

Increasing light quality and reducing energy load

By Brian Grohe

For an electrical conduit design and manufacturing company in Roselle, Illinois, a new plant would represent as much as a 60 percent increase in company production and 25 new jobs in the community. However, before expanding manufacturing operations to a 4923-m2 (53,000-sf) space, there needed to be major changes to the 14-year-old building.

The building would be reclassified from industrial to …

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More Than a Pretty Façade: Specifying with channel glass

Photo courtesy Technical Glass Products

U-shaped, linear cast-glass channels can provide design teams with a distinctive architectural feature while contributing to high-performance building design. This article presents considerations for design teams working to specify channel glass applications suitable for projects with multiple performance needs. It examines occupant privacy, daylighting, thermal performance, hurricane protection, and aesthetics.

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