Major’s news section brings you the latest product updates, daylighting tips, company and industry news, and tradeshow information.

Author: Major Industries

7 Aug 2019

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 solar radiation transmitted through a window, door, or skylight. The […]

31 Jul 2019

Project Spotlight: Carver Public School

When Carver Public Schools in Massachusetts looked to replace two older school buildings with one new facility to house students pre-K through 5th grade, they sought the help of HMFH Architects to assist them in designing an energy-efficient and vibrant learning space. What resulted is […]

31 Jul 2019

Guardian 275® Cleaning Instructions

With summer wrapping up and school just around the corner, both children and adults will begin settling back into their routines and facilities will once again be filled with their regular occupants. Maintenance teams will have plenty on their plates preparing for this transition; fortunately, […]

31 Jul 2019

How to Maximize Daylight and 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 other life-promoting properties – they can also be a source […]

25 Jul 2019

Shout-out to Inside Sales!

From left to right: Lynn, Carrie, Sara, Stephanie, John, Colton, David From initial inquiries about our daylighting systems to the time it ships and beyond, Major’s Inside Sales team works to make finding the right daylighting solution for your next project simple and stress-free. They […]

24 Jul 2019

How Daylight Influences Healing & Healthcare Design

Photo: Lac Vieux Desert Health Center – Watersmeet, MI Solar therapy, in both belief and practice, existed long before the advent of modern medicine; and even as far back as Ancient Rome and Greece, the Sun’s status as a source of health and healing in […]

23 Jul 2019

Music City Mall Makeover

  While most glazing materials have a long lifespan, there comes a time when the effects of weathering and age require systems to be repaired and replaced. The Music City Mall in Odessa, Texas, built in 1980 and housing more than 100 retail stores, recently […]

19 Jul 2019

10 Ways Skylights Bring Value to a Design

10 Ways Skylights Bring Value to a Design: #1: Improved Lighting One of the more obvious benefits of having a skylight is that it lets in light. Skylights supply a funnel through which the sun can spill in and flood a space with light and […]

16 Jul 2019

How Daylight Guides Circadian Rhythm

The center of our solar system and source of all life on Earth, the Sun supplies unequivocal and irreplaceable light that our body needs to regulate the daily rhythms by which our bodies move and operate including body temperature, hormone release, energy level, appetite, and […]

15 Jul 2019

How to Order a Daylighting System for Your Next Project

If you’re considering incorporating Major daylighting systems into your design, but aren’t sure whether to speak with a sales representative or submit an order online, check out the chart below for a better idea of what option is best for you. For more information, our […]