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Enhancing Comfort and Culture with Daylighting

USGBC: Daylighting enhances comfort, culture at Hub Group’s LEED Gold Headquarters

When the Hub Group, one of the leading freight transportation companies in the United States, started building its new headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, they knew they wanted to achieve LEED certification.

Completed in December 2013, the 141,000-square-foot, four-story building is LEED Gold—designed to harmonize human health and performance with the environment.

Built to echo the company’s corporate culture, brand and commitment to sustainability, the building’s design needed to balance occupant well-being with efficiency. In keeping with these objectives, architect Solomon Cordwell Buenz sought to optimize daylighting, or the controlled admission of natural light into a space.

Enter Hunter Douglas’ RB 500 motorized roller shades, which, along with intelligent motor controls, helped shape the look of the new headquarters. The RB 500 roller shade system creates a visually dynamic environment while managing daylight and reducing glare and solar heat gain within the space—ensuring occupant comfort throughout the day while reducing total building energy costs.

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