Everyone Deserves Daylight on Earth Day and Every Day; Solatube International Offers "Show and Tail" Examples of Animals Benefiting from Daylight

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Animal shelters, zoos, and aquariums benefit from daylighting initiatives.

Doesn’t everyone deserve daylight? Animal, plants and people all need natural light to survive and thrive. Few things say “Earth Day” the way daylight does – one company that is highly committed to changing the way we think about and use daylight is Solatube International, the worldwide leading manufacturer and marketer of Tubular Daylighting Devices (TDDs).

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, 2014, we are sharing some of the ways daylight helps all living beings:

  • Dogs are calmer and happier in daylight. At Pet Rescue By Judy (PRBJ) in Sanford, Fla., several Solatube Daylighting Systems are installed, providing natural light at the pet rescue/adoption center. “When I first heard about Solatube, I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. But now when I see them in place and witness how they bathe my entire center in light, I am completely sold! Not only will my animals experience the health and healing benefits of natural sunlight, the money I will save that would've otherwise been wasted on electricity to illuminate the area will be considerable. Solatube is one of the best investments anyone could make,” said Judy Sarullo, PRBJ founder.
  • Aquatic life needs daylight too. Natural daylight in the marine habitats is a necessity for fish, coral, sea plants and all the other living sea organisms to thrive as they would in their natural environment. Jennifer Santer, Vice President, Content Development and Programs at the Miami Science Museum, thinks not only of the aquatic animals, but also of the benefits the natural light offers the planet. “For our aquarium, we needed light coming in that was energy efficient. The Solatube Tubular Daylighting Devices are used in conjunction with other LED (energy efficient) lights to address a variety of day and night lighting requirements for our aquatic life.”
  • Even sensitive indoor plants thrive with natural daylight. Geronimos Dimitrelos, owner of Algae to Omega said, “Solatube makes great products for bringing daylight indoors and we use them to grow algae – too much light and it will be destroyed, too little and it won’t grow. Our algae is used in everything from cosmetics and nutraceuticals to livestock feed and biofuels; it is the wave of the future and so is daylighting.”

On Earth Day, we are reminded that Solatube Daylighting Systems help turn off the lights in homes and other buildings in the United States and internationally. Utilizing natural daylight indoors not only saves energy, but also reduces thousands of tons of carbon emissions throughout the year. On Earth Day 2013 alone, Solatube Dealers installed enough Solatube Daylighting Systems to reduce over 17 tons of carbon emissions.

Solatube International is best known for its unique line of Tubular Daylighting Devices (TDDs), called Solatube Daylighting Systems, which utilize advanced technology to capture natural light from an exterior dome, transfer it down a highly reflective tube and diffuse the light into any interior space. The company offers a full line of energy-saving products, including Solar Star Attic Fans. This line of solar-powered attic fans utilize the sun’s energy to reduce a home’s energy consumption by properly ventilating attic space and reducing strain on heating and air conditioning systems (they are also eligible for a 30 percent Federal Tax Credit). Solatube International also has a full line of daylighting products for commercial use.

About Earth Day Network
Earth Day Network mobilizes over one billion people in 192 countries through year-round advocacy, education, public policy and consumer campaigns to protect the environment. Earth Day is the largest civic observance in the world. For more information, visit http://www.earthday.org.

About Solatube International
Solatube International, Inc., widely recognized as the daylighting industry innovator, has earned worldwide acclaim for its unrivaled ability to transform interior spaces with natural light. Based in California, the company is the leading manufacturer and marketer of tubular daylighting devices (TDDs) for all types of residential and commercial applications, and it continues to innovate with groundbreaking products that increase energy efficiency and light output, such as the award-winning Smart LED System and the high output SkyVault Series. For more information about the company and its related products, visit http://www.solatube.com or call 888-SOLATUBE.

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