American Energy Care updates historic building with Lumenpulse LED lighting and control system

Oct. 20, 2014
American Energy Care (AEC), an energy efficiency firm offering turnkey technological solutions for facilities of all sizes, has partnered with Lumenpulse to revitalize the 112-year-old 90 State Street building in Albany. AEC utilized Lumenpulse Lumentalk technology and luminaires to give the lobby a modern, versatile LED lighting system, transforming the 14,000 square foot space into a multi-functional banquet hall for the 21st century.

Lumentalk is a patented technology that enables digital control of LED lighting over AC power lines, making it unnecessary to install new cables for data. The technology allowed AEC to seamlessly upgrade the 90 State Street lobby to digital controls and LED lighting – without expensive and intrusive re-wiring, disruptions or remodeling.

“The building needed a solution that would cut both energy and maintenance costs, while dramatically improving the flexibility and “look” of the space, and being able to install Lumentalk achieved that,” said Jamie Thompson, AEC President and CEO. “Because of the historic nature of the space, we faced numerous wiring limitations and structural issues, and this technology made the conversion process simpler and much more cost effective. That modernization, along with other energy and control improvements, made the project a success,” Thompson said.

AEC replaced original 1000W HID metal halide lamps with 100W Lumentalk-enabled Lumenbeam Grande Color Changing luminaires. The switch cut overall power consumption in the massive space by more than 40,000 watts, and gave the hall the ability to change the color of the room for different events.
“Lumentalk is a gateway to modern lighting and control systems, and 90 State Street is a great example of its impact,” said Francois-Xavier Souvay, President and CEO at Lumenpulse. “By converting to LED lighting and digital control, they’ve increased overall efficiency and flexibility, allowing the banquet hall to host a large variety of events. More importantly, it’s given this grand, historic space a whole new lease on life,” he said.

The banquet hall at 90 State Street is owned and operated by catering company Mazzone Hospitality. “AEC delivered a system that exceeded our expectations for this space. It’s lowered the monthly utility bills, and given us the ability to provide a unique look and feel for every presentation and event,” said Matthew Mazzone of Mazzone Hospitality.

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About American Energy Care
American Energy Care (AEC) designs and installs a wide array of technologies and applications, including lighting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, energy management systems, motors, windows and roofs, boilers and chillers. Founded in the New York Capital Region in 1991, AEC has been developing and implementing custom lighting and energy solutions for commercial and industrial clients across the Northeast. Focused on technology, quality implementation and rapid ROI, AEC offers cutting-edge solutions, including Web-based energy management systems and renewable power sources, such as geothermal, solar thermal and photovoltaic’s and data-center studies and solutions.

The company’s advanced lighting, HVAC, and control systems create safer spaces that are more people-friendly, increasing productivity and satisfaction. Moreover, by lowering energy consumption, AEC systems reduce emissions from the fossil fuels used in electric generators, heating fuels and industrial processes.

About Lumenpulse Inc.
Founded in 2006, Lumenpulse designs, develops, manufactures and sells a wide range of high performance and sustainable specification-grade LED lighting solutions for commercial, institutional and urban environments. Lumenpulse is a leading pure-play specification-grade LED lighting solutions provider and has earned many awards and recognitions, including several Product Innovation Awards (PIA), three Next Generation Luminaires Design Awards, a Red Dot Product Design Award and a Lightfair Innovation Award. Lumenpulse has more than 353 employees worldwide, with corporate headquarters in Montreal, Canada, and offices in Boston, Massachusetts, London, UK and Manchester, UK. Lumenpulse is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol LMP.

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