Lighting

Two at EVstudio quoted in Eco-Structure Magazine

by Anthony Ries July 31, 2015

Our very own Anthony J. Ries, AIA, LEED BD+C and Lisa A. Barter, RA, NCIDQ, LEED AP were recently interviewed for an article on Tubular Daylighting Devices. Their expertise in the area of daylighting coupled with prior articles written for www.EVstudio.com/blog brought the attention of magazine. The […]

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How to Evaluate Lighting in the Patient Care Environment

by EVstudio AEP July 28, 2015

In evaluating light quality in any environment, we have to keep in mind how the eye perceives light. As light distribution goes, we perceive light first on vertical surfaces, and last on horizontal surfaces below eye level (the ground, the floor, the work plane). Light […]

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When Styles Clash – Interior Design with Your Spouse

by EVstudio AEP July 8, 2015
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Something I hear very often from women is that they have such different taste in furniture and décor than their husbands. It usually goes something like this: “I want to decorate our living room in pastels and maple wood, but my husband who usually doesn’t […]

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Save Energy on Lighting With Dimmer Switches and Incandescent Bulbs

by EVstudio AEP March 18, 2015
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Out here in the west, we take our energy conservation pretty seriously. Energy reduction in lighting is something we’re ALL concerned about, and compact fluorescent replacement bulbs, used in the right way, make great sense to save energy. There are a lot of great places […]

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Solatube – Daylighting Alternative

by evstudio March 4, 2015

Our office recently participated in a lunch and learn featuring Solatube Tubular Daylighting Devices hosted by Scott Beckman of SolarGreen. Solatube is a device that collects light, similar to a skylight, then reflects the light through highly reflective tubing to the intended destination. The collector […]

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Lighting Power Density in the New Denver Code

by Erik Larson February 11, 2015
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Denver has announced that there will be an update in the building codes this year. Current lighting power density (LPD) requirements are defined in the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The update to the Denver codes includes the adoption of the 2015 IECC. This […]

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9 Lighting Disasters to Avoid in the Kitchen and Bathroom

by EVstudio AEP December 2, 2014
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Many common solutions we typically see in kitchens and baths are far from the best solutions, but are repeated again and again because people are not sure how to light those spaces well.  Lighting design can transform a space from drab to dynamite. It’s especially important in […]

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The EVstudio Team Wins Two MAME Awards

by Bill Myhren October 8, 2014
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EVstudio won two Awards this weekend at the Marketing and Merchandising Excellence (MAME) Awards gala which honors the top achievers in the Denver area new home industry. The awards were presented by the Sales & Marketing Council and HBA of Metro Denver. Awards are comprised […]

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sEVen Tips to Take Your Interior Space to the Next Level!

by EVstudio AEP October 4, 2014
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SEVEN Tips to take an interior space to the next level: Most people invest a good amount of time and energy in tailoring the spaces they inhabit to their personal needs and preferences. This process is different for every person, as it often relates to […]

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Upcoming Changes in the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code

by Bill Foster October 4, 2014

In its efforts to improve building energy efficiency by 30% the following improvements are being proposed in the 2012 IECC. As with all proposals that involve significant change and numerous stake holders there will be significant push and pull on these issues at both the […]

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Resolve to Make Your Exterior Lighting Dark Sky Compliant

by EVstudio AEP August 29, 2014

First in a three part Dark Sky series As we round the corner into a new year, many of us are taking time to assess what’s working in our lives and what we want to improve. If a more sustainable or green lifestyle is on […]

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How to Pick the Right Compact Fluorescent Bulb Color

by EVstudio AEP August 29, 2014

Hi, Lisa. I really want to save energy by using compact fluorescent bulbs in some of my light fixtures, but the last batch I bought was an awful cold blue color that made me feel funny.  How can I avoid making the same $9 mistake every time?   […]

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