Specialist in office ergonomics. Burod’oc uses Espaciel for the natural lighting of its offices. In this article, discover how Espaciel allowed the Burod’oc team to protect itself from sun glare while maintaining quality natural lighting.
- Owner: Burod’oc
- Activity: Sale of office furniture and expertise in professional space design
- Type of space: Office and showroom
- City: Rouen
- Type of reflector installed: Upstore Reflector
Burod’oc is an office furniture retailer and expert in professional space design. Its customers are located in Rouen and its region. The Burod’oc’s offices are facing south. Employees located next to the windows are directly exposed to the sun. For them, direct radiation is a source of discomfort that disrupts their work. As soon as there is sunshine, they close the shutters to protect themselves from the sun’s glare.
Colleagues further away from the windows appreciate the presence of sunshine. They are not directly exposed to it and are not subject to the risk of glare. Closing the shutters deprives them of natural light. They must turn on the light in full sunlight. It’s ironic since initially the team is dedicated to the well-being of its customers at work!
Description of the solution envisaged
The solution proposed by Espaciel consists in filtering the sun’s rays with blinds while promoting the circulation of natural light in the center of the room with the help of Light Reflectors. This combination of blinds and reflectors is particularly effective. Espaciel has made it a new product called the Upstore Reflector. How does it work?
The upper part of the window is free to allow daylight to enter. Above the view, Upstore Reflectors are placed in line. They propel natural light and sunlight into the center of the workspace. Roller blinds are suspended under the Reflectors. They filter daylight and sunlight. This allows occupants to protect themselves from sunlight glare.
The upper part of the window is the brightest part. It is the most important contributor to the natural lighting of a room. Placed in height, the Espaciel Reflectors ideally enhance the light input from the window. By reverberation, they push the natural light towards the center of the room. The light slides on the ceiling and spreads throughout the space for the well-being of the occupants.
In good weather, when the window is in full light, Burod’oc teams can protect themselves from sun glare by lowering the blinds. Placed under the Reflectors, the blinds block out the sun’s rays. At the top of the window, above the blinds, natural light continues to enter through the window. The Upstore Reflector pushes it deep into the office. The ceiling serves as a diffuser to distribute this light supply throughout the workspace.
Perfectly integrated into the window, the UpStore system is discreet. In the rolled up position, the blinds disappear at the back of the Upstore Reflector bracket. In the unrolled position, the top of the window remains visible. The UpStore system maintains a view of the exterior. Contact with the outside world is maintained. Which is nice. This avoids the feeling of being locked up usually associated with the presence of blinds.
Protecting yourself from the sun’s glare while taking advantage of natural light to light up is no longer a contradiction. The Upstore Reflector developed by Espaciel ensures the winning combination of awning and reflector to manage natural office lighting. The company Burod’oc has understood this well and has equipped itself for its premises. The partnership goes further as Burod’oc wishes to offer the UpStore Reflector to its professional customers.
To learn more about Burod’oc, I invite you to visit the company website : http://www.burodoc.com/ and its Darnetal showroom : 2, rue Richard Waddington – 76160 Darnetal / Rouen.