The Student and Academic Services (SAS) building won two awards from the US Department of Energy’s Interior Lighting Campaign (ILC) in two categories: Best Use of Lighting Controls in a Single Building and Exemplary Higher Education Sector Site. The Interior Lighting Campaign is “a recognition and guidance program designed to help facility owners and managers take advantage of savings opportunities from high efficiency interior lighting solutions.”
All lighting in the building is LED technology and there are varying controls that make it even more energy efficient. In offices, occupancy sensors will automatically turn off lights in unoccupied rooms. Building occupants also have the ability to dim the lights to their preference. Areas with natural daylighting from windows have light harvesting controls that automatically dim lights when there is ample light coming in from the outside.
The SAS building, which opened in January, is anticipated to be certified LEED gold. In addition to the energy efficient LED lighting throughout the building it has many sustainability features including water efficient fixtures, reclaimed water usage, energy efficient building construction, and green cleaning.
More information about the Interior Lighting Campaign can be found on its website.