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Store Interior

No interior lights are required during
daylight hours of operation.


Store Model

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A larger but more energy-efficient store was designed
for good corner locations. We mocked up several roof
and skylight configurations and tested each for light levels
inside a scale model at the Lawrence Berkeley Lab Skylight Simulator.

New larger prototype for Santa Rosa

The most efficient daylighting came from an
8 ft. diameter barrel vault ridge skylight coupled
with motorized retractable perimeter sunshades
(awnings). The sunshades would come out to shield
the store windows as soon as the sun hit the glass

Store Exterior