OLED lighting from Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) has illuminated the new Innovation Center at the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland, 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, one of the brands under Acuity Brands, 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.”