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First Highly Energy-Efficient U.S. Embassy Installs Innovative OLED Luminaire from Acuity Brands
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 -– OLED lighting from Acuity Brands, 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™ OLED luminaire from Winona Lighting, 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.
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®, Holophane®, Peerless®, Gotham®, Mark Architectural Lighting(TM), Winona® Lighting, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, American Electric Lighting®, Carandini®, Antique Street Lamps(TM), Tersen®, Sunoptics®, Sensor Switch®, Lighting Control & Design(TM), Synergy® Lighting Controls, Pathway Connectivity(TM), Dark to Light®, ROAM®, RELOC® Wiring Solutions, Acculamp® and eldoLED®.
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