Thanks to a recently signed exclusive distribution agreement with California-based DayLite Natural Lighting, Key Builders is bringing proprietary natural lighting technology to 19 Midwestern states.
“Our natural lighting system is unmatched in its performance and return on investment,” says Joe Bell, Project Manager of Key Builders. “This technology allows you to turn the lights down or off for as many as 10 hours each day. In addition, the patented DayLite natural lighting system improves visibility with a higher level of illumination and a better quality and distribution of light, features that we believe make for a safer working environment and improve employee productivity and morale.”
Studies have shown that natural light is healthier than incandescent lighting, increases workforce productivity, improves student test scores, and can lead to increased sales in retail locations. These natural lighting systems can also be used for buildings looking for LEED certification.
Natural lighting systems decrease the cost of doing business by reducing the need for artificial light during the day. For the average commercial enterprise, 40% of utility expenses are linked to lighting, while another 10% are due to the cooling demands for heat generated by inefficient artificial light.
Significant tax incentives also exist for the installation and use of natural lighting products.
Key Builders has been awarded a contract to represent DayLite Natural Lighting products in 19 Midwestern states from Canada to Texas.
Anyone interested in seeing natural lighting systems in action is welcome to visit Key Builders’ headquarters in Princeton, Illinois, where the company has DayLite’s light wells installed in its offices. Key can also arrange a walk through of one of its commercial client locations that have recently had the product installed. The photos above demonstrate the power of natural lighting in commercial and industrial construction.
DayLite’s breakthrough technology is a perfect fit for Key Builders mission to seek out cutting-edge technologies,” according to Joe. “These natural lighting systems increase the functionality of the buildings we design and build, and this technology solution decreases the lifetime cost of ownership and maintenance of the building.”
Key Builders is also looking to expand its portfolio of green building technology offerings through additional lighting technology, wind power, and geothermal heating and cooling systems.