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HOW TO MAXIMIZE DAYLIGHT & MINIMIZE UV DAMAGE

August is often spent either soaking up the last of the late summer Sun or hiding from its unbearable heat. While the Sun’s rays bring vast benefits – including light, warmth, and a number of [...]

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THERMAL PERFORMANCE GLAZING COMPARISON

U-Factor = The rate at which a window, door, or skylight conducts non-solar heat. The lower the U-factor, the more effective the insulation. Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) =  The fraction of [...]

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PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: PHILLIPS EXETER ACADEMY

One of the most recent additions to the Phillips Exeter Academy campus is the 85,000 square foot William Boyce Thompson Field House. Architectural Resources Cambridge (ARC)  designed the Field [...]

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DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR HOT CLIMATES

Designing for Thermal Performance and Energy Efficiency When it comes to a building’s internal temperature, comfort doesn’t always have to come at a cost.  Buildings designed to compliment the [...]