Lighting

How to Pick the Right Compact Fluorescent Bulb Color

by Lisa Barter March 14, 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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Structural Considerations for Commercial Solar Panel Installation

by evstudio January 15, 2014

EVstudio was recently hired to consult on the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on the Knights of Columbus Building in Thornton, Colorado. Many businesses are considering the addition of solar panels to their buildings not only to help offset their energy costs, but because […]

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The Six Components of Successful Daylighting Part III

by Anthony Ries November 27, 2013

Presented today are the last two components of successful daylighting: Integrate the daylighting scheme into the architecture Integrate the daylighting scheme with building systems These final two points remind us that architecture is synergistic, that is it becomes more than the sum of its parts. […]

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When Styles Clash – Interior Design with Your Spouse

by Flory Hamstra November 14, 2013
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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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Keeping the Night Sky Dark is a Necessity for Human and Environmental Sustainability

by Lisa Barter November 4, 2013

Second in a three part Dark Sky series “Darkness is as essential to our biological welfare, to our internal clockwork, as light itself.” -Verlyn Klinkenborg, “Our Vanishing Night,” National Geographic magazine, November 2008 Last week in the first article of our three part series on […]

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

by Flory Hamstra October 27, 2013
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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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How Can We Put More Stars in the Sky?

by tim@evstudio.com October 26, 2013
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I came across an interesting article in an e-mail blast from USGBC recently.  The focus was to give a glimpse of cityscapes at night if those cities went dark.  While this is unrealistic, we do have some control over how much of the sky we […]

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The Six Components of Successful Daylighting Part II

by Anthony Ries October 22, 2013

Last week we talked about the first two components of successful daylighting. This week we follow up with the next two: Assess lighting needs for typical visual needs Use of apertures to create focus and mood These two components are somewhat advanced strategies the breathe […]

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Common Light Bulb Base Sizes – Edison Screw

by Sean O'Hara August 19, 2013
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When replacing a light bulb, its helpful to know a bit more about it. In addition to knowing the voltage, wattage, color temperature and type of bulb, its also important to know that screw-in type bulbs come in several different diameters. The screw mounts are […]

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Resolve to Make Your Exterior Lighting Dark Sky Compliant

by Lisa Barter August 11, 2013

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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New Cost Effective Ideas for Daylighting at NREL

by Dean Dalvit April 24, 2013

We toured the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Research Support Facility, and were able to see a number of design solutions that were relatively low-cost, but provided a great sustainable approach to many of their design goals. One in particular was with Daylighting. The challenge was […]

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Two at EVstudio quoted in Eco-Structure Magazine

by Anthony Ries April 24, 2013

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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