Waukesha County Technical College Education Case Study 

Solatube Daylighting Systems - Innovation in Daylighting
Waukesha County Technical College Sun Tunnel Installation
CLIENT 
Waukesha County Technical College 
CHALLENGE 
Transform dark, cave-like student center into a bright, cheerful space 
RESULTS 
Increased student center use, reduced energy costs 
PRODUCT 
12 Solatube® SkyVault® Series M74 DS Core Units 
ARCHITECT AND INTERIOR DESIGNER 
Zimmerman Architectural Studios 
ENGINEERING CONSULTANT 
Ring & DuChateau 
LANTERN FABRICATION 
Ascend Design 
 
“It’s amazing what a building remodel that factors in natural light can do for one’s psyche! The Solatube units made this possible.” Brooks Kyler-Eberlein, WCTC Interior Design instructor 
BACKGROUND: The Waukesha Campus in Waukesha, Wis., is a satellite educational facility of Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC). The sister campus is home to the Service Building, which houses the student center. 
 
“The cave-like environment of the student gathering area was very oppressive. It was truly incredible to see the transformation of the space once the Solatube SkyVault units were installed.” Keith Johnson Owner, Brighter Concepts 
 
CHALLENGE: Dubbed “the cave” for its dark and gloomy atmosphere, the student center was unpopular with students. With a budget of $600,000, the school sought to renovate the existing space, transforming it from a dark and dreary environment to a bright and cheerful one where students would want to eat, study and socialise. 
 
SOLUTION: According to Matthew Kerr, IIDA, ASAI, Senior Associate and Interior Designer at Zimmerman Architectural Studios, the renovation’s main objectives were filling the space with natural light and creating auditory separation without disrupting the visual “openness” of the existing space. 
 
Daylighting the space required 12 Solatube SkyVault Series M74 DS Core Units, which were installed by local Solatube Certified Commercial Distributor Brighter Concepts. The units integrated with LED lighting for night use and maximum lighting energy efficiency. Custom square-shaped fabric lanterns added a decorative element at the ceiling level. 
 
RESULTS: 
INCREASED SPACE USE 
With the addition of Solatube Daylighting Systems, the former “cave” went from being an underused, dark space to a vibrant and active hub for students, according to Brooks Kyler-Eberlein, WCTC Interior Design instructor. 
 
REDUCED ENERGY COSTS 
Using natural light by day and LED light by night, the school established a long-term solution to reduce its lighting energy costs. 
 
 
 
To learn how Solatube Daylighting Systems could brighten your next project, call 01234 241466 or email us at daylight@solatube.co.uk 

Waukesha County Technical College Education Case Study 

Solatube Daylighting Systems - Innovation in Daylighting
Waukesha County Technical College Sun Tunnel Installation
CLIENT 
Waukesha County Technical College 
CHALLENGE 
Transform dark, cave-like student center into a bright, cheerful space 
RESULTS 
Increased student center use, reduced energy costs 
PRODUCT 
12 Solatube® SkyVault® Series M74 DS Core Units 
ARCHITECT AND INTERIOR DESIGNER 
Zimmerman Architectural Studios 
ENGINEERING CONSULTANT 
Ring & DuChateau 
LANTERN FABRICATION 
Ascend Design 
 
 
BACKGROUND: The Waukesha Campus in Waukesha, Wis., is a satellite educational facility of Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC). The sister campus is home to the Service Building, which houses the student center. 
 
“The cave-like environment of the student gathering area was very oppressive. It was truly incredible to see the transformation of the space once the Solatube SkyVault units were installed.” Keith Johnson Owner, Brighter Concepts 
 
CHALLENGE: Dubbed “the cave” for its dark and gloomy atmosphere, the student center was unpopular with students. With a budget of $600,000, the school sought to renovate the existing space, transforming it from a dark and dreary environment to a bright and cheerful one where students would want to eat, study and socialise. 
 
SOLUTION: According to Matthew Kerr, IIDA, ASAI, Senior Associate and Interior Designer at Zimmerman Architectural Studios, the renovation’s main objectives were filling the space with natural light and creating auditory separation without disrupting the visual “openness” of the existing space. 
 
Daylighting the space required 12 Solatube SkyVault Series M74 DS Core Units, which were installed by local Solatube Certified Commercial Distributor Brighter Concepts. The units integrated with LED lighting for night use and maximum lighting energy efficiency. Custom square-shaped fabric lanterns added a decorative element at the ceiling level. 
 
“It’s amazing what a building remodel that factors in natural light can do for one’s psyche! The Solatube units made this possible.” 
Brooks Kyler-Eberlein, WCTC Interior Design instructor 
 
 
RESULTS: 
INCREASED SPACE USE 
With the addition of Solatube Daylighting Systems, the former “cave” went from being an underused, dark space to a vibrant and active hub for students, according to Brooks Kyler-Eberlein, WCTC Interior Design instructor. 
 
REDUCED ENERGY COSTS 
Using natural light by day and LED light by night, the school established a long-term solution to reduce its lighting energy costs. 
 
 
 
To learn how Solatube Daylighting Systems could brighten your next project, call 01234 241466 or email us at daylight@solatube.co.uk 

Waukesha County Technical College Education Case Study 

Solatube Daylighting Systems - Innovation in Daylighting
Waukesha County Technical College Sun Tunnel Installation
CLIENT 
Waukesha County Technical College 
CHALLENGE 
Transform dark, cave-like student center into a bright, cheerful space 
RESULTS 
Increased student center use, reduced energy costs 
PRODUCT 
12 Solatube® SkyVault® Series M74 DS Core Units 
ARCHITECT AND INTERIOR DESIGNER 
Zimmerman Architectural Studios 
ENGINEERING CONSULTANT 
Ring & DuChateau 
LANTERN FABRICATION 
Ascend Design 
BACKGROUND: The Waukesha Campus in Waukesha, Wis., is a satellite educational facility of Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC). The sister campus is home to the Service Building, which houses the student center. 
 
“The cave-like environment of the student gathering area was very oppressive. It was truly incredible to see the transformation of the space once the Solatube SkyVault units were installed.” Keith Johnson Owner, Brighter Concepts 
 
CHALLENGE: Dubbed “the cave” for its dark and gloomy atmosphere, the student center was unpopular with students. With a budget of $600,000, the school sought to renovate the existing space, transforming it from a dark and dreary environment to a bright and cheerful one where students would want to eat, study and socialise. 
 
SOLUTION: According to Matthew Kerr, IIDA, ASAI, Senior Associate and Interior Designer at Zimmerman Architectural Studios, the renovation’s main objectives were filling the space with natural light and creating auditory separation without disrupting the visual “openness” of the existing space. 
 
Daylighting the space required 12 Solatube SkyVault Series M74 DS Core Units, which were installed by local Solatube Certified Commercial Distributor Brighter Concepts. The units integrated with LED lighting for night use and maximum lighting energy efficiency. Custom square-shaped fabric lanterns added a decorative element at the ceiling level. 
 
“It’s amazing what a building remodel that factors in natural light can do for one’s psyche! The Solatube units made this possible.” 
Brooks Kyler-Eberlein, WCTC Interior Design instructor 
 
 
RESULTS: 
INCREASED SPACE USE 
With the addition of Solatube Daylighting Systems, the former “cave” went from being an underused, dark space to a vibrant and active hub for students, according to Brooks Kyler-Eberlein, WCTC Interior Design instructor. 
 
REDUCED ENERGY COSTS 
Using natural light by day and LED light by night, the school established a long-term solution to reduce its lighting energy costs. 
 
 
 
To learn how Solatube Daylighting Systems could brighten your next project, call 01234 241466 or email us at daylight@solatube.co.uk 

Waukesha County Technical College Education Case Study 

Solatube Daylighting Systems - Innovation in Daylighting
Waukesha County Technical College Sun Tunnel Installation
CLIENT 
Waukesha County Technical College 
CHALLENGE 
Transform dark, cave-like student center into a bright, cheerful space 
RESULTS 
Increased student center use, reduced energy costs 
PRODUCT 
12 Solatube® SkyVault® Series M74 DS Core Units 
ARCHITECT AND INTERIOR DESIGNER 
Zimmerman Architectural Studios 
ENGINEERING CONSULTANT 
Ring & DuChateau 
LANTERN FABRICATION 
Ascend Design 
 
BACKGROUND: The Waukesha Campus in Waukesha, Wis., is a satellite educational facility of Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC). The sister campus is home to the Service Building, which houses the student center. 
 
“The cave-like environment of the student gathering area was very oppressive. It was truly incredible to see the transformation of the space once the Solatube SkyVault units were installed.” Keith Johnson Owner, Brighter Concepts 
 
CHALLENGE: Dubbed “the cave” for its dark and gloomy atmosphere, the student center was unpopular with students. With a budget of $600,000, the school sought to renovate the existing space, transforming it from a dark and dreary environment to a bright and cheerful one where students would want to eat, study and socialise. 
 
SOLUTION: According to Matthew Kerr, IIDA, ASAI, Senior Associate and Interior Designer at Zimmerman Architectural Studios, the renovation’s main objectives were filling the space with natural light and creating auditory separation without disrupting the visual “openness” of the existing space. 
 
Daylighting the space required 12 Solatube SkyVault Series M74 DS Core Units, which were installed by local Solatube Certified Commercial Distributor Brighter Concepts. The units integrated with LED lighting for night use and maximum lighting energy efficiency. Custom square-shaped fabric lanterns added a decorative element at the ceiling level. 
 
“It’s amazing what a building remodel that factors in natural light can do for one’s psyche! The Solatube units made this possible.” 
Brooks Kyler-Eberlein, WCTC Interior Design instructor 
 
 
RESULTS: 
INCREASED SPACE USE 
With the addition of Solatube Daylighting Systems, the former “cave” went from being an underused, dark space to a vibrant and active hub for students, according to Brooks Kyler-Eberlein, WCTC Interior Design instructor. 
 
REDUCED ENERGY COSTS 
Using natural light by day and LED light by night, the school established a long-term solution to reduce its lighting energy costs. 
 
 
 
To learn how Solatube Daylighting Systems could brighten your next project, call 01234 241466 or email us at daylight@solatube.co.uk 

Waukesha County Technical College Education Case Study 

Solatube Daylighting Systems - Innovation in Daylighting
Waukesha County Technical College Sun Tunnel Installation
CLIENT 
Waukesha County Technical College 
CHALLENGE 
Transform dark, cave-like student center into a bright, cheerful space 
RESULTS 
Increased student center use, reduced energy costs 
PRODUCT 
12 Solatube® SkyVault® Series M74 DS Core Units 
ARCHITECT AND INTERIOR DESIGNER 
Zimmerman Architectural Studios 
ENGINEERING CONSULTANT 
Ring & DuChateau 
LANTERN FABRICATION 
Ascend Design 
BACKGROUND: The Waukesha Campus in Waukesha, Wis., is a satellite educational facility of Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC). The sister campus is home to the Service Building, which houses the student center. 
 
“The cave-like environment of the student gathering area was very oppressive. It was truly incredible to see the transformation of the space once the Solatube SkyVault units were installed.” Keith Johnson Owner, Brighter Concepts 
 
CHALLENGE: Dubbed “the cave” for its dark and gloomy atmosphere, the student center was unpopular with students. With a budget of $600,000, the school sought to renovate the existing space, transforming it from a dark and dreary environment to a bright and cheerful one where students would want to eat, study and socialise. 
 
SOLUTION: According to Matthew Kerr, IIDA, ASAI, Senior Associate and Interior Designer at Zimmerman Architectural Studios, the renovation’s main objectives were filling the space with natural light and creating auditory separation without disrupting the visual “openness” of the existing space. 
 
Daylighting the space required 12 Solatube SkyVault Series M74 DS Core Units, which were installed by local Solatube Certified Commercial Distributor Brighter Concepts. The units integrated with LED lighting for night use and maximum lighting energy efficiency. Custom square-shaped fabric lanterns added a decorative element at the ceiling level. 
 
“It’s amazing what a building remodel that factors in natural light can do for one’s psyche! The Solatube units made this possible.” Brooks Kyler-Eberlein, WCTC Interior Design instructor 
 
RESULTS: 
INCREASED SPACE USE 
With the addition of Solatube Daylighting Systems, the former “cave” went from being an underused, dark space to a vibrant and active hub for students, according to Brooks Kyler-Eberlein, WCTC Interior Design instructor. 
 
REDUCED ENERGY COSTS 
Using natural light by day and LED light by night, the school established a long-term solution to reduce its lighting energy costs. 
 
 
 
To learn how Solatube Daylighting Systems could brighten your next project, call 01234 241466 or email us at daylight@solatube.co.uk 
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