February 1, 2018

Artwork Sees The Light Of Day In Red Hook, Brooklyn

High performance engineering has landed on the rooftop of the latest art gallery in Red Hook, Brooklyn. 475 was excited to provide these high performance, custom-sized, triple-glazed Lamilux FE skylights for the yet-to-be-named gallery. The space spans several post-industrial buildings and will display dozens of works by contemporary artists when complete. Even with weeks of […]

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August 16, 2017

Unboxing The PR60 Pyramid Daylight system From LAMILUX

The 475 team recently traveled to Hanover, NH joining up with LAMILUX partners to assist in the installation the LAMILUX PR-60 pyramid skylight in a retrofit of a historic home. This fully customized roof light will transform the interior kitchen space using daylight. Commitment to performance is standard for LAMILUX, and is reflected in all […]

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February 15, 2017

Daylight Helps the Healing Process: Project Spotlight in Leicester, UK

Daylighting’s known benefits include better student performance and faster patient recovery in medical facilities – so this beautiful roof, in a building that houses the University of Leicester’s medical education, health sciences and psychology departments, serves as an example of striking design that is sensitive to the needs and comforts of occupants.  Now the largest Passive House […]

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December 6, 2016

LAMILUX Delivers The Unbeatable Benefits of Roof Daylighting

In the world of high performance and Passive House buildings, roof daylighting has been largely ignored – a victim of misconceptions about what is possible.  The misunderstanding is well earned, due to a long history of roof skylight units that are poorly performing – causing thermal discomfort, interior condensation and leaks. Skylights are often huge holes in […]

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March 2, 2016

Award-Winning Design with LAMILUX Skylight Daylighting

On Pearl Street in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, Alloy Development produced five new townhouses which won the SARA NY 2015 Bronze Award of Merit, as well as The Architect’s Newspaper Best of 2015 Residential Multi-Family. To deliver the most comfortable, healthy and sustainable homes, the buildings were designed and built with the help of Right […]

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November 16, 2015

Lamilux Skylights at ABX 2015, Boston, Nov. 17-19

The latest in skylight performance from Lamilux will be on display at ABX 2015 in Boston from November 17 to 19. Please stop by Booth 877  to see samples and speak with US reps Oliver Klein and Floris Keverling Buisman from 475 High Performance Building Supply. Roof daylighting has many benefits, but can also be risky. […]

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August 24, 2015

Lamilux PR-60: The Glass Roof You’ve Been Waiting For

The benefits of roof daylighting are numerous. Daylight systems increase productivity, stores sell more products, and students perform better. Roof daylighting can be an aesthetically powerful design element. They can provide natural ventilation and can even be energy positive when done correctly. They can extend the benefits of daylighting deep to the interior of a building. Persuasive […]

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June 4, 2015

BIM Objects Available for LAMILUX

Model your LAMILUX elements with BIM Objects LAMILUX is one of the first daylight system manufacturers to offer free BIM objects services to create an effective process for mapping and simulating the architectural design and actual construction of buildings in a virtual environment. BIM (Building Information Model) Objects is a new digital service which provides […]

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March 27, 2015

475 Presentation: High Performance Roof Daylighting

Designing for Energy, Comfort, and Wellness Roof daylighting elements and architectural roof glass are striking and desirable building features that historically come at a high cost – leaks, energy loss, thermal discomfort, and condensation issues. Next generation roof glazing is addressing these issues and developing roof glass elements designed to be thermal-bridge-free, and suitable for […]

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July 24, 2014

475 On-Site: Historic Brownstone Passive House Retrofit in Brooklyn, NY

Architect and homeowner Jane Sanders gives us a tour of her historic brownstone retrofit in Park Slope, Brooklyn, preparing for EnerPHit certification through the Passive House Institute. Build With Prospect CEO Jeremy Shannon points out details and lessons learned on this project, which is the 6th Passive House retrofit accomplished by his team.

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December 12, 2013

475 Visits LUNOS and LAMILUX Factories in Germany

Late this November 475 partner Floris Keverling Buisman headed to Germany to visit two of our manufacturers.  475 imports a selection of first class “Made in Germany” products, and visiting their factories is a great way to better understand the products as we see first hand how they are made and which elements make them […]

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July 17, 2013

The LAMILUX Primer

Great daylighting is fundamental to high-performance green buildings, and nothing puts a cherry on top of a great space like a skylight. The complication is that roof glazing is the keystone in your continuous red line, and a misstep on that skylight can unravel the thoughtful planning you put into the rest of the building. […]

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