Acuity Brands, Inc: Lakeland Community College Uses Lighting Solution from Acuity Brands to Meet Key Performance and Energy-Efficiency Goals

Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:06pm EDT

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RT Series LED luminaires equipped with nLight controls are installed in the new 40,000 square-foot Holden University Center.

ATLANTA - August 15, 2012 - Lakeland Community College ("Lakeland") in Kirtland, Ohio, selected an integrated lighting solution from Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) to meet key performance and energy-efficiency objectives for its new Holden University Center ("Center"). The integrated lighting solution installed in the 40,000 square-foot facility consisted of 483 Lithonia LightingR RT Series LED luminaires equipped with nLightR controls. Lakeland has achieved energy and maintenance savings, while also providing an advanced learning environment. The Center's smart classrooms now include adjustable illumination levels for use of projectors, video monitors and smart screens.  

"After considering all of Lakeland's performance, efficiency and control requirements, LED lighting became the obvious choice," said Tony Bledsoe, senior project designer, Tec Inc. Engineering & Design, who facilitated the lighting project. "We reviewed competitive products for this application and the Lithonia Lighting RT Series LED luminaires integrated with nLightR controls from Acuity Brands separated itself as the best solution."

By installing more energy-efficient lighting and controls, the Holden University Center has lowered its lighting energy consumption to 0.689 watts per square foot, greatly surpassing the lighting/energy code requirement of 1.2 watts per average square foot in the building. This reduced energy consumption level contributed in the facility applying for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

Lakeland has been recognized for its energy conservation among higher education facilities in North America, winning a 2010 Bellwether Award, which recognizes outstanding and innovative programs and practices that are successfully leading community colleges into the future. Additionally, the College was acknowledged by the Central Association of College & University Business Officers in 2010 for best practices associated with its energy conservation programs.

For more information about RT Series LED luminaires or nLight controls, please visit www.AcuityBrands.com.

About Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands, Inc. is a North American market leader and one of the world's leading providers of lighting solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications. With fiscal year 2011 net sales of $1.8 billion, Acuity Brands employs approximately 6,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. The company's lighting solutions are sold under various brands, including Lithonia LightingR , HolophaneR , PeerlessR , GothamR , Mark Architectural Lighting(TM), WinonaR Lighting, Healthcare LightingR , HydrelR , American Electric LightingR , CarandiniR , Antique Street Lamps(TM), TersenR , SunopticsR , Sensor SwitchR , Lighting Control & Design(TM), SynergyR Lighting Controls, Pathway Connectivity(TM), Dark to LightR , ROAMR , RELOCR Wiring Solutions, and AcculampR .

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