Krayden Incorporated, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is one of the largest distributors of adhesives, sealants, encapsulants, conformal coating, soldering, cleaners, and solvents in the United States. For the past three years, Krayden Inc. has been a recipient of the coveted Dow Corning Distributor of the Year Award.
However, for a company known for its reliability and efficiency, Krayden's Denver office lacked the lighting environment necessary to enhance its workers' productivity. The densely packed, high-walled cubicles and low ceilings kept Krayden's office dull and dark and left worker morale and productivity low.
To increase the office's exposure to natural sunlight, manufacturers at H&H Enterprises installed BrightShelves by Nysan Solar Control, a division of Hunter Douglas Contract. The BrightShelf - easily retrofitted for existing window covering applications - reflects natural daylight off of the ceiling deep into the office. In the case of Krayden Inc., the BrightShelf, which is designed in an ogee curve rather than a conventional flat shelf, reflects light into the space four cubicles deep.
The BrightShelf installations not only increased worker morale due to exposure to ambient daylight, but also supplemented the energy efficiency of the Krayden office by reducing solar heat gain and use of electric lighting.