Duke Energy Center
SUSTAINABILITY

LIGHTING

Day-lit spaces can increase occupant productivity and reduce absenteeism. The layout and floor plan of the building allows for well day-lit space, and with thoughtful interior design all occupants can be provided with views to the outside which help create a connection to the outdoors.

Custom designed daylight harvesting blinds (Nysan) reflect an abundance of natural daylight into the interior of the building, thereby reducing the need for electric lighting.

Automatic daylight sensors and electronic dimming controls allow the output of the light fixtures to be adjusted based on the amount of available daylight. This happens so subtly that the changes in fixture output are imperceptible, providing the appropriate level of light. Occupancy sensors are also located throughout tenant spaces and in restrooms so that lights are off unless tenant needs them.