In 2005, Best Buy Stores has made a corporate commitment to social responsibility in its operations, as well as its corporate culture. In 2007, Best Buy Stores made the commitment to pursue sustainable building practices within its retail store operations. Part of their commitment was to seek to achieve LEED Green Building Certification for their stores across the U.S. As part of their efforts, Best Buy has chosen to pursue high performance daylighting for their properties in both new construction as well as retrofit applications at the time of store renovations.
Through much investigation, Best Buy has chosen Sunoptics Signature Series Prismatic Skylights as their specified daylighting product of choice. Third party tests have shown that Sunoptics Prismatic Skylights provide 35% or more light transmission than any industrial skylight on the market, while still providing 100% diffusion for glare-free, flicker-free, and UV damage-free and electricity-free natural light. More light transmission equals more hours of electric lights off in their facilities. Sunoptics is also the only skylight manufacturer that produces its own plastics from raw materials with as much as 50% - 100% post consumer recycled content in its prismatic domes. Couple this with post industrial recycled content in aluminum extrusions, exceptional energy reduction by turning lights off with controls and the ability to daylight in excess of 75% of spaces - and you will find that Sunoptics Prismatic Skylights are the most cost effective and energy efficient, green energy technology available on the market place. Zero light energy equals zero carbon emission - there's no greater efficiency than off! ®
Sunoptics applauds Best Buy's commitment to sustainability and the environment. For more information on Best Buy's corporate social responsibility, please click on the following link: