Retail stores are an outstanding application for daylighting. Natural light thoroughly enhances the beauty of colors in fresh produce, product packaging and apparel. The customer shopping experience is vastly improved through those visual aspects. Studies have shown significant increased sales due to daylighting (see Heschong Mahone Group – Daylighting and Retail Sales PG&E 1999). In fact, as this study shows, retailers who initially installed Daylighting simply to reduce energy usage, found that the sales improvements they experienced far outweighed the energy savings. Another important benefit of daylighting is the improvement on productivity for their retail employees.
Our projects include twelve different Whole Food stores in seven states. Listed are some of the years and locations; Colombia SC, Charlotte NC, Chattanooga TN, Phoenix, AZ, Chandler AZ, Chandler AZ, Tustin CA, Venice CA, Tarzana CA, Henderson NV.
We daylit two Target stores when they were newly constructed in Arizona and California. We have also installed our daylighting component fixtures in Safeway Stores, ABCO Stores, McCoys, and Starmarkets