Lighting

How to Pick the Right Compact Fluorescent Bulb Color

by EVstudio AEP March 8, 2018

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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Top Ten Ways to Reduce Energy Demand in a Net Zero Building

by Dean Dalvit February 14, 2018

A Net Zero Building (NZB) is simply a building with a zero net annual energy consumption from the grid. While the definition of Net Zero Building is quite simple, achieving it is quite the contrary. Understanding Net Zero involves a number of key points. The […]

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Consider LED Outdoor Lighting to get LEED Points

by Dean Dalvit February 1, 2018

It’s no surprise that LED lighting has made a significant impact on the energy use for lighting applications with it’s extremely low energy use per footcandle. New ground is being broken in all lighting uses and we are seeing LED lighting in everything from decorative […]

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Structural Considerations for Commercial Solar Panel Installation

by evstudio January 19, 2018

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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Packaged Task Lighting for Dentist Offices

by Dean Dalvit December 29, 2017
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I’ve unfortunately been spending a lot of time in a dentist chair lately and have noticed that all of the tools of this trade are generally self contained and packaged in a single workstation. We have designed a number of pediatric dentist offices and have […]

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Save Energy on Lighting With Dimmer Switches and Incandescent Bulbs

by EVstudio AEP December 14, 2017
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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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Project Spotlight: DU Centennial Halls & Towers

by Macy Andre December 14, 2017
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Throwback Thursday- Higher Ed Renovation Designing a space for a specific demographic can pose unique challenges. DU Centennial Halls & Towers were meant to be a place for young minds to thrive, and throughout time the design of these spaces needed an update. While the […]

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Common Light Bulb Base Sizes – Edison Screw

by Sean O'Hara October 30, 2017
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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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Project Spotlight: Modern Highlands Home

by Macy Andre October 19, 2017
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Throw Back Thursday- Residential Renaissance   EVstudio’s custom designed homes are some of the most ambitious and one of a kind projects that we love to design. This house in particular shows off how brilliant a home can turn out when you have engineers and […]

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9 Lighting Disasters to Avoid in the Kitchen and Bathroom

by EVstudio AEP October 5, 2017
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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 Six Components of Successful Daylighting Part III

by EVstudio AEP August 25, 2017

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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Resolve to Make Your Exterior Lighting Dark Sky Compliant

by EVstudio AEP May 15, 2017

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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