Karndean Designflooring will participate in an upcoming webinar for architects and facility managers, entitled, “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.
The webinar will be held at 2:00 pm (EDT) on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 and is hosted by Gary Parr, editorial director of Commercial Architecture magazine. Guest speakers include Bill Anderson, senior vice president of operations at Karndean Designflooring, Seth Warren Rose, founding director of Eneref Institute and Pete Shannin, vice president of Daylighting Product Solutions at Acuity Brands.
Through their NID initiative, Eneref Institute examined the lighting installed in Karndean's newly expanded warehouse and production facility at their headquarters outside of Pittsburgh, Pa. As part of Karndean's U.S. headquarters expansion project, a beautifully 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 proudly 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 their 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,” explained Seth Warren Rose, founding director of Eneref Institute. “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 2-minute video, which 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," said Bill Anderson, senior vice president of operations at Karndean. "And we definitely made the right decision."
To register for the webinar, visit www.des05.com/t/31885046/1286838462/71034959/0/91049.