America’s first Platinum LEED Certified Hotel Colourises with ILUMINARC
It may be located only a short drive from one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S., but the Proximity Hotel has a way of making guests feel connected to nature. The environmental connection is more than just aesthetic for this luxury 147-room boutique hotel. In 2008, it became the first establishment in the hospitality industry to receive the LEED Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Signs of Proximity Hotel’s commitment to protecting the ecosystem can be seen everywhere, from its roof with its 4,000 square feet of solar panels, to its geothermal refrigeration system. Not surprisingly, when the hotel wanted to add colour changing lighting to its spacious Weaver Room, it selected energy-efficient Iluminarc fixtures designed by Audio & Light and installed by QW Services, both of Greensboro.
Cox and his team installed 20 Iluminarc Ilumipod LOGIC Tri-4 circular fixtures and 20 Ilumiline LOGIC 36 linear fixtures in the Weaver Room. With their RGB colour mixing capabilities, the new lights are able to accent the 200-capacity room’s structural beams and brick walls in an array of rich colours, all while consuming very little power. With brightness rated at 139 lux at five metres, the LOGIC Tri-4 also delivered the output needed to make its colours stand out. Its beam angle of 16° and field angle of 29° make it easy for the hotel to control the coverage area.