Tag: lighting

Lighting or illumination is the deliberate use of light to achieve a practical or aesthetic effect. Lighting includes the use of both artificial light sources like lamps and light fixtures, as well as natural illumination by capturing daylight. Daylighting (using windows, skylights, or light shelves) is sometimes used as the main source of light during daytime in buildings. This can save energy in place of using artificial lighting, which represents a major component of energy consumption in buildings. Proper lighting can enhance task performance, improve the appearance of an area, or have positive psychological effects on occupants.

Pumps Operations in the Building Envelope

Pumps Operations in the Building Envelope

Water flows downhill. Nothing could be more simple. Getting water to the top floor of an urban skyscraper is a bit more difficult. Mere gravity flow or even accumulated static pressure head aren’t sufficient to accomplish this task. Pumps are obviously needed. But what kinds of pumps are used in

Siemens Highlights Alternative Financial Solutions to Support Infrastructure Modernization Initiatives

Siemens Highlights Alternative Financial Solutions to Support Infrastructure Modernization Initiatives

Public-private partnerships and value-based procurement enable cities to make improvements and help ensure long-term sustainability.

For cities, implementing intelligent technology and infrastructure upgrades comes down to a question of affordability. But increasing access to private capital investment via public-private partnerships (P3s) and alternative financing models such as performance contracting have allowed

The Right Wall for the Site

The Right Wall for the Site

After 22 months, 708,000 man-hours of work, nearly half a million tons of concrete, and $215 million, the massive Interstate 15 (I-15) reconstruction project in Utah has been completed. The Point project, as it was known, involved 7 miles of the most heavily traveled highway in the state.

Mack® LR Model Now Available in 4×2 Configuration

Mack® LR Model Now Available in 4×2 Configuration

NEW ORLEANS – Mack Trucks’ low-entry refuse cabover, the Mack® LR model, is now available in a 4×2 configuration, giving customers a lighter, more maneuverable option for refuse collection. Mack made the announcement at WasteExpo 2017.

“The LR model was initially available as a 6×4 only, but some customers needed improved

Innovations in Smart Window Coverings

Innovations in Smart Window Coverings

Prior to the fourth century A.D., windows were typically holes in walls, usually covered with animal hides, cloth, wood, or shutters. In some places, translucent animal horns, thin slices of marble, or even paper were set in frameworks of wood, iron, or lead.

Eaton Makes Connections Work for Buildings, Communities, and Homes with Complete Offering of Connected Lighting Solutions showcased at LIGHTFAIR 2017

Eaton Makes Connections Work for Buildings, Communities, and Homes with Complete Offering of Connected Lighting Solutions showcased at LIGHTFAIR 2017

Power management company Eaton will highlight its comprehensive offering of connected lighting technologies and solutions at LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2017, booth 1101, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from May 9 to 11. Providing simplified methods for connecting buildings, communities and homes, Eaton’s wired, wireless and low-voltage solutions enable customers to easily power,

Glass: A Clear Solution

Glass: A Clear Solution

Prior to the fourth century A.D., windows were typically holes in walls, usually covered with animal hides, cloth, wood, or shutters. In some places, translucent animal horns, thin slices of marble, or even paper were set in frameworks of wood, iron, or lead.

Defying Gravity

Defying Gravity

Water flows downhill. Nothing could be more simple. Getting water to the top floor of an urban skyscraper is a bit more difficult. Mere gravity flow or even accumulated static pressure head aren’t sufficient to accomplish this task. Pumps are obviously needed. But what kinds of pumps are used in

Editor’s Comments: The Artful Edifice

Editor’s Comments: The Artful Edifice

What’s it like to set foot inside the world’s most intelligent smart building? Welcome to Amsterdam’s The Edge, an ultra-sleek example of today’s enlightened construction, and the epitome of functional style. The building’s ethos—het nieuwe werken, or the new way of working—places it at the forefront of smart building technology

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