Retail & wholesale

The Fragrance and Beauty Company

The Fragrance & Beauty Company BV is a company specialized in high-end beauty products, such as perfume, skin care, hair care and cosmetics, with more than 30 years of experience!

Issue

Due to the growth of The Fragrance & Beauty Company BV, the company purchased extra office space. The new annex had to be renovated. The building is equipped with insulated and tinted glass to prevent heat. The company wanted to use as few electrical lights as possible as they increase the temperature in the workplace.

Solution

The Warehouse Manager Quint Sanders opted for the sustainable Solatube daylight system. Daylight provides extra light and counteracts temperature differences due to the systems good insulation properties. Daylight also increases the employees concentration and productivity. The Solatubes at The Fragrance & Beauty Company BV are equipped with TechLED. When daylight is less effective, TechLED automatically supplements the daylight with energy-efficient LED lighting.

Customer comments

Every workplace has daylight. I was skeptical, but the office staff experienced it as beautiful light, which feels natural and works well. I'm glad I made this choice. The TechLED also shines perfectly automatically. The big advantage is that the LEDs and Solatube do not emit heat.

Stater Bros. Markets

Stater Bros. Markets, Inc. uses daylight to create an innovative energy-efficient shopping environment at their new grocery store in Chino Hills, California. The effective use of daylight not only serves to fully displace the need for electric lighting during the majority of daylight hours throughout the year, but also enhances the appearance of the products being sold. It truly creates a more natural and enjoyable environment for both the patrons and staff.

Issue

Provide significant annual energy and operating cost savings while also establishing a higher-quality retail environment through effective daylight harvesting.

Solution

The Solatube Daylighting Systems are used to fully daylight the entire 43,235 square-foot sales floor (including produce, pharmacy, and checkout aisles) and back-of-house stocking spaces in the new Chino Hills store. Sophisticated panel-level photocontrols provide multiple controlled lighting zones utilizing a single photocell that is integrated into the Solatube Daylighting System. The abundant daylight from the Solatube Daylighting Systems accentuates the natural beauty of the high-quality produce and grocery products available in the store. The Solatube Daylighting Systems are artfully placed to provide accent lighting for key architectural details and to brighten the perimeter walls of the store.

Customer comments

The most exciting aspect of this installation is that the projected energy savings resulting from the Solatubes will cut our annual lighting energy costs by nearly half. In addition to saving energy, the Solatubes will keep the store lighted in the event of a black-out situation, which is a real plus.

Byerly's Supermarket

Byerly’s is an upscale supermarket chain with locations in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. They are owned by Lund Food Holdings, Inc. 

Issue

When the company decided to open a new store on France Avenue in Edina, Minn., CEO Tres Lund directed the architecture team to incorporate sustainability into the design, including daylighting. While he was not a fan of traditional skylights, he was intrigued by other daylighting technologies like Solatube Daylighting Systems. 

Solution

The project team knew their client desired more natural light but wanted it to be diffused across large areas of the store. Byerly’s also wanted it to integrate smoothly with the electric lighting. While the client was familiar with the Solatube Ø 53 cm product line, they were most excited to hear there was a larger diameter option available with the new high-output Solatube Ø 74 cm

Customer comments

The store really does look great and your product is working well, I like the look and functionality in the retail environment.

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