LEED Gold- How did we do it? Part 8 of 9

Part 8: Daylight and Views

“Daylighting reduces the need for electric lighting of building interiors, which, if integrated into the overall approach to lighting, can result in decreased energy use. A well-designed daylit building is estimated to reduce lighting energy use by 50% to 80%. This conserves natural resources and reduces air pollution impacts due to energy production and consumption.

(Offices) with sufficient natural daylight and a visual connection to outdoor environments have been proven to increase occupant productivity and comfort, leading to better employee retention.”

-US Green Building Council

We are fortunate enough to not only have a space in the heart of downtown Knoxville, but to also have a space with windows on three sides and fantastic views of Krutch Park, Gay Street, and east Knoxville. If you haven’t seen the view from our office, stop by the next time you are in the neighborhood!

Plenty of windows for daylight and views of Downtown Knoxville


Utilizing photocell sensors, our lighting automatically dims based on the available amount of daylight, saving electricity and eliminating the redundancy of natural and artificial lighting. Although we have an open office plan, the lighting for each area has its own controls, preventing unoccupied areas from being artificially lit.

Notice that the thin light fixtures near the windows are dimming where there is enough daylight


Next stop: Part 9: Innovation in Design Process