Daylight is what makes us tick

Light Foundry, LLC is a startup based in Boulder, Colorado that makes the software LightStanza, a web application for daylight simulations.

We are a group of talented yet grounded engineers, scientists, environmentalists, artists, and architects passionate about daylight.

Light regulates the way we eat, sleep, live, work and play. Yet in design, daylighting is often overlooked, and almost always oversimplified. It is either misunderstood or under-utilized, both as a dynamic spatial element of a room, and in the overall energy efficiency of a building.

Our founder set out to create a best-in-class daylight tool that everyone can use. Therefore, LightStanza is unique in its focus on daylighting as a piece of the green building puzzle. We know that daylight can’t be represented by a single number, so we offer several analysis options, each of which tells a different piece of the story. We address daylight alone so that we can get it right. We compute annual metrics, offer space-by-space scores for the LEED Daylight Credit, pinpoint areas of potential glare, and more, all with the precision and accuracy that only a focused tool can offer.

We are not about developing “green” software, but about bringing awareness to a troubled environment by looking at light.

Light regulates the way we eat, sleep, live, work and play. Yet in design, daylighting is often overlooked, and almost always oversimplified. It is either misunderstood or under-utilized, both as a dynamic spatial element of a room, and in the overall energy efficiency of a building.

Our founder set out to create a best-in-class daylight tool that everyone can use. Therefore, LightStanza is unique in its focus on daylighting as a piece of the green building puzzle. We know that daylight can’t be represented by a single number, so we offer several analysis options, each of which tells a different piece of the story. We address daylight alone so that we can get it right. We compute annual metrics, offer space-by-space scores for the LEED Daylight Credit, pinpoint areas of potential glare, and more, all with the precision and accuracy that only a focused tool can offer.

We are not about developing “green” software, but about bringing awareness to a troubled environment by looking at light.

Our story

We Believe..

That An Effective Product Is The Best Way To Harness The Power Of The Sun To Transform Lives

In Accuracy, Transparency, And Ease Of Use

That We Can Empower People To Use Computing For Human And Environmental Benefits

In Rigor And Ease

Our team

Daniel Glaser, PhD

Founder & PRINCIPAL

Dan leads LightStanza’s R+D efforts, recognized by Innovation Research Grants awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) and is a frequent speaker at major industry venues including Greenbuild, LightFair International and the DOE Radiance Workshop on daylight metrics, web-based simulation tools, and daylight technologies. 

Dr. Glaser is an active member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Daylight Metrics Committee, and has published extensively in several top-tier computer, building science and human-centered technology venues. Glaser received a BS in Computer Science from Columbia University, MEng Computer Science from Cornell, and MS Arch and Interdisciplinary PhD from UC Berkeley. Prior to founding LightStanza, Glaser was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

Glaser is an ethically motivated vegetarian, and doesn’t own a car because he has to save all his money to support his summer watermelon habit. He enjoys riding his fold-up bike between meetings and to and from airports. 

Josh Newsom

software engineer

Josh is a graduate of the Full Stack Immersive program at Galvanize’s West Pearl location. Before that he made wooden jigsaw puzzles with lasers. He has a double bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Germanic Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In his spare time he enjoys listening to and playing music of all types and spending time with his dogs, Cookie and Muffin. He currently lives in Longmont.

Mike DiPompeo

Software engineer

Mike received his PhD in astrophysics from the University of Wyoming and has observed supermassive black holes with some of the largest telescopes in the world. Living in the Rocky Mountains and along the Appalachian trail, his love for the outdoors blossomed, and he decided to take his problem solving, computing and physics skills to LightStanza where environmentalism plays a central role in design. He enjoys hiking, playing guitar, and spending time with his wife Shannon and their dog Moose.

Mitch Massey

software engineer INTERN

Mitch Massey is a Senior at the University of Colorado at Boulder studying Computer Science. When he is not at school or at the LightStanza office, he’s practicing and competing with the CU Mountain Bike Team. Mitch also loves traveling and camping with friends.

Cassidy Freng

Marketing INTERN

 

Cassidy is a Senior at the University of Colorado at Boulder pursuing degrees in Psychology and Sociology. She enjoys competing in CU’s Mock Trial and working her other job at the local Boulder movie theater. In her spare time she likes playing video games, looking at memes, and listening to music. 

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Please submit resume, transcript & letter of interest to support@lightstanza.com

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