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Daylighting & Sustainable Design Services

WELCOME TO OUR DAYLIGHTING PLAYGROUND

LET’S GET ACQUAINTED

As designers, HLB promotes a positive vision of the future, based upon the belief that many of the environmental problems we face inspire creative solutions. The process of sustainable design is highly iterative — a collaborative spirit is key! Sustainable integration requires teamwork, smart design, integration of daylight, electric light, controls, and commissioning.

HLB’s full service Daylighting and Sustainable Design Studio (DSD) brings over forty years of sustainable lighting experience, anchored by young and innovative design talent, and led by Principal expertise. Now more than ever, building teams need the expertise of knowledgeable daylighting specialists — creative designers who can integrate new technologies, maximize benefits and preserve our environment.

We take pride in our firm’s honest approach to doing business and achieving daylighting excellence. Accomplishing big things takes a lot of trust from our clients and internal team members in the early stages of the design process.

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

DAYLIGHT INNOVATION STARTS HERE

Thought leaders have to do more than think about design. Being the best isn’t good enough in today’s industry, you have to be visible and engaged within the community, otherwise you’re just a thinker and not a leader.

Thought leaders are both at the top of their game and influential in the game itself. If you’re good at what you do, ask yourself how engaged you are with others who do the same thing. Are you an active part of the conversation? Are you positioned as a leader amongst the larger discussion? At HLB we live it, breathe it, feel it and lead it! Discover the HLB experience through “The Daylight Dynamic” design portfolio.

EXPERIENCE THE DAYLIGHT DYNAMIC

INTEGRATED SERVICES & EXPERTISE

DAYLIGHT AT ANY ANGLE

HLB aims at doing more, learning more, creating more and achieving more with our clients. Our services are customized to the specific needs of each project, no cookie-cutter approach! Curiosity, natural instincts to collaborate, and leading technical capabilities make HLB a great partner for achieving extraordinary daylighting impact.

DAYLIGHTING DESIGN

Integration, fenestration analysis, solar and environmental analysis, building siting, and daylight harvesting.

LIGHTING CONTROLS

Lighting controls system analysis, environmental integration, specification, zoning, and commissioning.

LEED DESIGN

Related credits including light pollution, energy optimization, lighting quality, controllability, daylight, and views.

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Dark skies, exterior environmental zones, sustainable practice and specifications, and recycling.

ENERGY CODES & STANDARDS

We’re experts on current energy and sustainable codes and actively participate in the development of future versions.

DIGITAL TOOLS

Cutting edge daylighting software technology including: Diva for Rhino, High-dynamic-range imaging (HDR), Ecotect, Radiance, Daysim, and AGI32.

300

DAYLIGHTING PROJECTS COMPLETED

44

YEARS OF DAYLIGHT DESIGN

12

SPECIALISTS ON STAFF

36

YEARS LEADING CODES & STANDARDS

SIGNATURE PROJECTS

THE IMPACT OF NATURAL LIGHT

Whenever daylight is available we use it to provide innovative solutions that bring added value to the architecture, owner and end user — always utilizing an integrative team approach to all of our projects. HLB’s daylighting strategies are in full play below, explore them further by browsing through some of our signature projects and clients.

Daylighting Sustainable Leadership

COLLABORATIVE, CURIOUS AND AWARE

Today’s energy compliance and emerging technologies require the expertise to understand the best solution for each project and successful sustainable outcome. We have a team dedicated to daylighting and sustainable design practices, ensuring our clients that sustainability goals are met and the environmental factors are considered.

Hayden McKay
“I am inspired by nature’s lighting effects: endless variations of color, direction, and intensity. The joyous integration of light and architecture starts with natural light.”
Lee Brandt
"I feel the highest sense of accomplishment when the client is happy because our team has provided solutions that are responsible, sustainable, and functions."
Stephen Lees
"We are re-tuned daily by our exposure to light. It is essential that more focus be given to the quality, quantity, and timing of light in the environments we create."
Darcie Chinnis
"Light can be crafted to be quiet or loud, soft or harsh, calm or active, with layers of nuanced decisions."
Amaia Puras
"Light has an enigmatic power of influence. It is capable of changing people's perception and emotions and of shaping spaces at will."
Adam Levine
"I am most inspired by our first light fixture - the Sun. The sun shines from all angles and renders beautiful colors. The sky, each day, is a new canvas of inspiration."
Simi Veit
"The art of lighting design is understanding and arranging a scientific phenomenon into a creative composition that stimulates the emotions and entertains the senses."
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