Combining Quantum with Lutron shades and Hyperion can reduce lighting energy usage by more than 60%, and air conditioning usage by more than 10% in a commercial space. “SAP has seen a dramatic reduction in energy use and as a result, huge cost savings,” says Barrett.
Lutron Total Light Management
Total light control. Increased productivity. Energy savings. The building not only stands as a symbolic structure for SAP and its sustainability initiatives, but as a standard for others to follow.
“You can take the complexity of a skyscraper and the commitment to be sustainable, and translate that into any space,” says Guy Geier, Senior Partner with FXFOWLE. “Studies support the correlation between daylight in the workplace and productivity. All the pieces together create an environment where people are happy, comfortable and productive.”
SAP: Leadership in Sustainability
Sustainable solutions don’t end with total light control. In addition to triple-glazed curtain walls, SAP houses a number of features that contribute to energy savings and reduced use of resources. Green rooftops are populated with local vegetation to aid in rainwater absorption (below). Rainwater collected from the green roof and other areas is stored in a 50,000-gallon cistern, and used for landscape irrigation and toilet flushing. Geothermal wells help to heat and cool the building. And a hybrid air conditioning system produces ice during the overnight hours, and uses chilled water from the melting ice for cooling.