With an unconventional design of a retail building, this recent case study from the SLD Team demonstrates the client’s high ambition to build a more sustainable store by integrating daylight and a daylight harvesting system coupled with electric lighting with the aim to reduce energy consumption and improve the overall store experience for both customers and co-workers. By coupling research, funded by the Swedish Energy Agency and in collaboration with Lund University, an extra step was taken, and post-occupancy evaluations were carried out, showing high satisfaction levels from customers and co-workers, and the potential to further reduce the energy used by the electric lighting system, leading to better optimizations of newly built stores.
The SLT team explained ” This case study sheds light on the importance of working interdisciplinary, coupling daylight and electric light in early stages, as well as the value of post-occupancy evaluations. Furthermore, we also hope this reference inspires more collaborations between industry and academy.”
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