The bright white Rockfon Sonar ceiling panels in Grundfos Global Water Utility Headquarters reflect 85 percent of light from their surface. “The lighting and reflectance values of all finish surfaces was another critical aspect of design with LEED lighting quality and daylight credits,” said Bass. “These were also non-negotiable credits to achieve and the reflective quality of the smooth white panels was a critical component, especially to offset the darker non-reflective floor finishes.”
Along with supporting energy-efficient lighting, the white ceilings’ neat, clean appearance also highlights the desired, contemporary architectural style. “Grundfos’ own Danish architect and engineers drove the design and aesthetic choices,” said Bass.
Creating visual continuity and uniformity throughout the office’s open floor plan, PGAL chose large-format panels with a fully concealed edge design. The close-fitting edges of the panels minimize the visible grid in favor of a monolithic feel.
As an industry leader, Grundfos’ investment in quality, sustainable materials and products supports a long-lasting, attractive, comfortable and productive workplace for its employees in Brookshire, Texas.