Volvo Group North America has taken a leading role in demonstrating the benefits of natural interior daylight at their largest facility, the New River Valley Cab & Vehicle Assembly plant where all Volvo Trucks for North America are assembled.
“The skylights alone provide between fifty and seventy lumens,” said Daniel Kimball, VP Sales for CentiMark Roofing. “Even with a skylight thirty-six feet high, the light doesn’t fluctuate more than one foot candle between them.”
In 2010, just one year into a ten-year energy reduction challenge issued by the US Department of Energy (DOE), the plant became the first facility in the nation to meet the goal.
“Very early on, the skylights were really one of the first items to kickstart the whole energy program,” said Mike Kijak, Facilities and Energy Manager for the New River Valley plant in Dublin, Virginia.