May 14, 2011

Sustainable Facility Magazine

Energy Efficient, Glare-Free Lighting in Health Care Service

The Eneref Institute examines how Health Care Service Corporation repurposes a discarded Wal-mart building in Tulsa, OK into an attractive workplace by utilizing energy efficient, glare-free lighting. Health Care Service Corporation has found that when converting other big box stores into BlueCross offices, reflective glare on computer terminals was a problem – not uncommon in such large open spaces – causing eye strain and fatigue. With the new optical technology, Kohn was able to create a visually interesting environment that added contrasts and depth while avoiding glare.

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