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Exterior Lighting Highlights Mixed-Use Renovation

Dec. 27, 2017
The renovation project, completed in September 2017, included pole mounted parking lot lighting, for general illumination of the exterior area improving security and the aesthetic.

A two-story commercial building that opened in the 1989s in Greenfield Park, Quebec, recently underwent a major refresh to keep pace with some of the brands with offices there. Tenants in the building, 4890-4898 Taschereau Boulevard, include Baton Rouge, Neuro Rive-Sud and Vimat – all well-known brands in Quebec. The building’s owners, BTB REIT, a real estate investment trust that owns 70 commercial, office and industrial properties in eastern Canada, brought in Concept Illumination as its lighting partner and tasked the firm with revitalizing the building’s exterior. Concept Illumination evaluated the site, selected the products and hardware, conducted photometric analysis, completed energy saving calculations and installed all of the fixtures.

The renovation project, completed in September 2017, included pole mounted parking lot lighting, for general illumination of the exterior area improving security and the aesthetic. Seventeen 400W fixtures - a mix of high pressure sodium and metal halide - were replaced one-for-one with 160W LED fixtures. Concept Illumination also replaced a damaged pole and repaired a base, as well as painted all existing poles black and all bases yellow.

Wall packs around the building’s exterior walls, again a mix of HPS and metal halide, were also replaced using LED. Finally, one of the most visible elements of the building’s exterior – the pylon sign – was illuminated by twenty 96W, 8ft, T12 fluorescent tubes. These were exchanged with twenty 48W double sided LED lightbars and fluorescent ballasts replaced with LED drivers.

“With both the parking lot and the exterior wall packs, the white of the metal halide competed with the orange color of the high pressure sodium resulting in a patchy, unbalanced appearance,” said Daniel Herz, who headed up the project for Concept Illumination. “When we replaced them with the newer LED fixtures, we were able to achieve a much more even 4000K illumination, which greatly improved the aesthetics.”

The savings from the renovation are expected to be significant, with around a 68% reduction in energy use from the lighting – roughly from 59,000 kWh to 19,000 kWh. All of the new lighting products have a ten-year warranty.

“Our intent was to save on energy costs while improving the aesthetic of the property,” said Madeleine-Jane Brammer Lavoie, Property Manager and Sustainability Officer for BTB. “We are very satisfied with the significant savings and the final appearance.”