Government institution installs state-of-the-art integrated lighting control system as part of $4.4 million modernization and renovation project.
The Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System (IPERS) reduced its electrical load by 70 percent with help from Lithonia Lighting® RT Series LED luminaires embedded with nLight® technology from Acuity Brands. This installation helps IPERS meet both its short-term energy savings goals for its 43,000-square-foot building, as well as position IPERS to achieve its long-term goal of operating as a net-zero energy building.
“We decided to specify Acuity Brands products because of the indoor ambient LED lighting option,” said Brad Lauritsen of Key Professional Engineers, who performed an energy audit of the facility. “The RT Series luminaire from Lithonia Lighting neatly integrates with nLight technology to create a total solution from a single supplier.”
Through integrated lighting and controls solutions, IPERS experienced a $12,000 reduction in energy costs over the same three-month period from the previous year. In addition to specifying RT Series LED luminaires, IPERS incorporated Peerless® lighting solutions from the Acuity Brands portfolio to create a modern look and feel in the conference rooms.
“One of the advantages of working with Acuity Brands is we can provide a smart and simple lighting and controls solutions for any space,” said Dave Ranieri, Vice President and General Manager of the Indoor Business Unit of Acuity Brands. “As industry leaders in integrated lighting and controls solutions, we were able to provide IPERS with the right technology to meet their short- and long-term goals.”