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Acuity Brands Illuminates New LEED Certified Atlanta Airport International Terminal


More than 14,000 indoor and outdoor lighting luminaires from Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) are now illuminating the new Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The new terminal, which is certified Silver under the US Green Building Council`s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standard, incorporates 12 new gates, eight security checkpoints, separate arrival and departure levels and new access roadways. The $1.4 billion project includes a comprehensive array of Acuity Brands` lighting and digital controls solutions designed to enhance the terminal user`s experience by delivering quality, energy-efficient lighting.

Multiple lighting products from the expansive Acuity Brands` portfolio are installed in nearly every application throughout the 1.2 million square-foot facility. A blend of custom and standard lighting solutions are employed to highlight the building`s signature architecture and deliver required light levels throughout the terminal space, while addressing multiple energy-usage challenges.

"The main challenge revolved around the requirements of designing the first LEED Silver® certified building at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and executing this with lighting strategies and technology that were energy efficient, cost effective and easy to maintain," said Domingo Gonzalez, president of Domingo Gonzalez Associates and head lighting designer on the project. "We looked for lighting solutions that would comprehensively address this massively complex family of spaces, and do so with a degree of consistency and commonality of light sources."

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