Van Reenen Transport built an energy-neutral distribution centre with a workshop in 2018. This new building was one of the most sustainable distribution centres in Europe.
The distribution centre receives the BREEAM Outstanding quality mark. One of the criteria for this is the uniformity of daylight. Daylight entry from the existing windows proved to be insufficient. Daylight professional Techcomlight was asked to come up with a solution and provide a daylight calculation.
A total of 16No Ø 53 cm diameter Solatubes were installed into the distribution centre. Due to the existing ceiling system within the building, the office variant of the Ø 53 cm was chosen as the square ceiling diffusers fit perfectly into the ceiling grid.
In addition to the energy savings achieved through the use of daylight, daylight is also pleasant to work under.