Acuity Brands, Inc : First Highly Energy-efficient U.S. Embassy Installs Innovative OLED Luminaire from Acuity Brands

Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:05pm EDT

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U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland installs the Trilia OLED luminaire in its new Innovation Center
to showcase the latest in energy-efficient technologies. 

ATLANTA - March 19, 2013 - OLED lighting http://www.acuitybrands.com/oled  from Acuity Brands
http://www.acuitybrands.com/ , Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is featured in the new Innovation Center at the
U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, one of the most energy efficient embassy buildings in the world. The
only OLED lighting selected for the project, the Trilia(TM) OLED luminaire
http://www.acuitybrandsoled.com/creations/trilia/  from Winona Lighting http://www.winona.com/ ,
was customized with a unique design for the Embassy conference room. It was an integral part of
sustainable building design strategies that will help enable the Embassy to achieve its stringent
energy goals of using 38 percent less energy than other buildings of its type. Through these
efforts in design, it is on track to be the first Embassy in the world to be certified Platinum
under the US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
standard.  

The Embassy unveiled its Innovation Center at a public grand opening ceremony on February 26,
2013. The Innovation Center houses the public offices of the U.S. Embassy in Finland and showcases
the latest in energy-efficient technologies.

According to the lead lighting designer for the project, Nancy Clanton, President of Clanton and
Associates, Inc., "The Trilia OLED luminaire was the perfect OLED solution for the Embassy because
of the modular units that allow single luminaires to combine into distinctive, organic patterns.
Ideal for the size and height of one of the conference room spaces, the Trilia design emphasizes
the thinness of OLEDs while delivering an extremely comfortable and uniform distribution of
light."

"It is an honor for the Trilia OLED luminaire to be selected as one of the most advanced
energy-efficient lighting technologies for the U.S. Embassy Innovation Center in Finland," said
Peter Ngai, Vice President Research and Development, Acuity Brands Lighting. 

OLED luminaires can be applied in a multitude of ways to provide accent or functional lighting
that breaks away from rectangular grid layouts, affording greater design freedom in interior
spaces. Trilia OLED luminaires were recently recognized for an advanced level of innovation by the
Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) in the 2012 IES Progress Report. 

For more information about OLED lighting solutions from Acuity Brands, please visit
www.AcuityBrands.com/OLED http://www.AcuityBrands.com/OLED . 

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 2012 net sales of
over $1.9 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 Lighting(R), Holophane(R),
Peerless(R), Gotham(R), Mark Architectural Lighting(TM), Winona(R) Lighting, Healthcare
Lighting(R), Hydrel(R), American Electric Lighting(R), Carandini(R), Antique Street Lamps(TM),
Tersen(R), Sunoptics(R), Sensor Switch(R), Lighting Control & Design(TM), Synergy(R) Lighting
Controls, Pathway Connectivity(TM), Dark to Light(R), ROAM(R), RELOC(R) Wiring Solutions,
Acculamp(R) and eldoLED(R).

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Contact(s):  

Rachel Kaylor
rachel@sweeneypr.com mailto:rachel@sweeneypr.com , 910.772.1688 ext. 101

Jeannine Fisher Wang
jeannine.wang@acuitybrands.com mailto:jeannine.wang@acuitybrands.com , 510.845.2618 ext. 6374


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