The biggest barrier to daylighting (or anything new) is fear of the unknown. Buildings cost too much to be experimental. The purpose of demonstration sites is to display simple, repeatable models of success. The sites represent a “catalog” of effective, straightforward solutions that may be selected and copied for common daylighting applications. These sites are the cornerstones of the “why-do” and “how-to” activities of the Daylighting Collaborative.

As the sites progress, photographs, design information, and product information will be used to create case studies. In addition, information on visiting the sites will be provided.

Site Locations: Several of the demonstration sites listed below are linked to separate documents containing exterior and/or interior photographs.

Affiliated Engineers, Madison, WI: Commercial Office

Alliant Energy, Madison, WI: Commercial Office Building Link

Andersen Windows, Menomonie, WI: Commercial Office, Industrial Production Link

Appleton School District, Appleton, WI: Schools (classrooms) Link

Department of Administration, Madison, WI: Commercial Office

Encapsulated Seed Company (ENCAP), Green Bay, WI: Commercial Office Building Link

Hoffman Corporation, Appleton, WI: Commercial Office Building Link

Milwaukee Public School District, Milwaukee, WI: Schools Link

UW-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI: Commercial Office Building (under construction)

John J. Flynn Elementary School, Eau Claire, WI: School Building (under construction)