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Recent studies have indicated that GREEN home building will generate between $12 billion to $20 billion in sales this year. This will account for 6% to 10% of the housing market. These numbers are thought to possibly double over the next 5 years to a 12% to 20% share of the housing market generating nearly $40 billion to $70 billion in sales by 2012.

Starlight Skylights provide dramatic effect to homes and buildings through bright natural lighting while also optimizing energy performance; our units help reduce the need for artificial lighting increasing energy savings. Typical savings for energy costs for the lighting effects provided by Starlight Skylights can range from $0.15 to $0.75 per square foot.

Starlight Skylights customized residential and commercial units are manufactured to fit any architectural requirement and budget and can help builders earn LEED credentials. All of our units are available in custom sizes, shapes, colors, and come with a wide variety of glazing options including Low-E. Starlight Skylights come standard with “Super Spacer” making each unit even more energy efficient because of their superior thermal performance. Finally 99% of all the materials in Starlight Skylight units are recyclable.

Possible LEED credentials include:

*Credits and Descriptions are based on LEED v 2.2 NC and are subject to change with version updates.

SS Credit 7.2 – Landscape and Exterior Designed to Reduce Heat Islands, Roof Surfaces
SS Credit 8 – Light Pollution Education
EA Prerequisite 2 – Minimum Energy Performance
EA Credit 1.1 to 1.10 – Optimize Energy Performance Reductions
MR Credit 1.1 to 1.2 – Building Reuse, Maintain 75% of existing shell/Maintain 100% of shell
MR Credit 4.1 and 4.2 – Recycled content, Specify 10% Recycled Content, Specify 20%
MR Credits 5.1 and 5.2 – Local/Regional Materials, 10%/20%, Extracted/Processed/Manufactured Locally
EQ Credit 4.1 – Low-emitting materials: Adhesives and Solvents
EQ Credit 7.1 – Thermal Comfort: Design
EQ Credit 8.1 – Daylight and Views – Daylight 75% of spaces
ID Credit 1.1 – Innovation in Design – Must be submitted in writing


Besides GREEN effects Starlight Skylights also provide positive effects on the human mind, body, spending habits, productivity, and learning rates. Recent studies have shown exposure to natural light helps to positively influence a person’s mood as well as provide health benefits through the natural vitamin D provided by the sun. Also, these studies indicate bright natural lighting creates a positive effect on Customer spending habits, in some cases retail sales activity increased almost 50% when Customers were exposed to increased natural light.Furthermore, the studies showed that workers are more productive and students learning rates were affected up to 26% when a natural light system was properly designed in business/educational facilities.