Karndean’s warehouse space lit with daylight harvesting and controlled LEDs.
Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring will participate in an upcoming webinar for architects and facility managers called, “Natural Interior Daylight: Decisions & Results.” The forum is sponsored by Acuity Brands and recounts the results of a Natural Interior Daylight (NID) Advocacy report by Eneref Institute, which studied Karndean’s environmental stewardship through the lighting systems installed in their newly expanded distribution facility.
Hosted by Gary Parr, editorial director of Commercial Architecture magazine, guest speakers include Bill Anderson, senior vice president of operations at Karndean; Seth Warren Rose, founding director of Eneref Institute; and Pete Shannin, vice president of daylighting product solutions at Acuity Brands. The webinar will be held at 2:00 p.m. (EDT) on Wed., June 22.
Through its NID initiative, Eneref Institute examined the lighting installed in Karndean’s newly expanded warehouse and production facility at their headquarters outside of Pittsburgh here. As part of Karndean’s U.S. headquarters expansion project, a well-lit warehouse space was created with daylight harvesting and controlled LEDs. Overall, the expansion doubled the size of Karndean’s headquarters, including warehouse, light production and office space. With the project, Karndean has created a model distribution center by bolstering its environmental stewardship and social responsibility.
Designed to provide facility owners with ideas to build earth-friendly facilities, Eneref Institute’s report encourages best-in-class sustainable solutions. Eneref Institute examined the Karndean facility as part of its initiative to promote a greater use of natural interior daylight, or daylighting.
“Karndean’s new facility is a demonstration of well-designed human-centric warehouse lighting,” Eneref’s Rose explained. “The company benefits from a reduced energy load and at the same time enjoys a significantly better working environment.”
Using a combination of IBL LED light fixtures, Sunoptics prismatic skylights, a GR 2400 control system and daylighting sensors, Karndean’s new facility provides significant energy and cost savings in addition to a welcoming atmosphere.
The Eneref Institute Report is accompanied by an illustrative two-minute video that further explains the benefits of the new holistic, human-centric lighting in Karndean’s facility. The video features employee testimonials and compelling visuals to supplement the report’s comprehensive findings.
“We looked for opportunities to leverage best practices within budget that are environmentally conscious and give our employees the best working environment to do their jobs,” Karndean’s Anderson said. “And we definitely made the right decision.”
To register for the webinar, visit bit.ly/28IZ2WU. To download the report and view the testimonial video, click here.