A college campus features a wide range of lighting applications under one administrative “rooftop” – classrooms, offices, theaters, labs, libraries, dining halls, dormitories, museums, chapels, walkways, parking lots, parking garages, lecture halls, arenas, and outdoor stadiums. Campuses are ideal testing grounds in which to study lighting in its many forms, and they provide unique opportunities for broad implementation of energy efficient technologies that prove their value in initial applications.
In 2008, Princeton University, in Princeton, NJ, developed a sustainability plan to reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020. LED lighting was viewed as a key component to this long-term goal. Conversions to LED began with a pedestrian walkway and then progressed to parking lots and a parking garage before moving indoors to a variety of environments, including offices, the Carl Icahn Laboratory, and Dillon Gymnasium. Princeton is working with the GATEWAY Demonstration Program on a number of these LED conversion projects.
LED Lighting Retrofits at the Carl Icahn Laboratory
Evaluation of LED retrofit products for recessed troffers, linear cove lighting, and downlights – as part of Princeton’s first building-wide interior LED project. (November 2015)
Princeton Icahn Laboratory Report
Exterior LED Lighting Projects
Campus-Wide LED Installations
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Nadine McGuire Theatre + Dance Pavilion
Evaluation of LED architectural and theatrical lighting in four academic/performance-related spaces. (July 2014)
University of Florida Report
University of Florida Report Brief
Webinar: LED Lighting in a Performing Arts Building
University of Florida Dance Showcase Video