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EwingCole Healthcare Project Wins Lighting Design Awards

NSLIJHighResPHILADELPHIA, Pa. — EwingCole’s project for the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System has won both local and national awards from the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. The Medical Surgical Unit of Katz Women’s Hospital won the 2012 Philament Award from the Philadelphia Section of IES and also a 2012 Illuminations Award of Merit from the continental organization.


“EwingCole’s team of lighting designers are brilliant engineers who are dedicated to conserving energy while providing beautiful, functional design,” said Mark Hebden, EwingCole’s president. ”A major part of every LEED designation is due to their creativity and commitment.”

Judges were impressed that the surgical unit earned LEED credits from 15-percent lighting energy savings and low-mercury lighting, while successfully meeting the client’s expectations and budget. The warm and inviting lobby uses a combination of LED slot lights and LED accent lights.

For nursing stations, LED downlights provide general lighting, while LED tape is integrated into the desks. Corridor lights are 1×2 fluorescent for bright daytime illumination, while patient room lighting is very flexible, giving the patient control over the lighting scenes from the pillow speaker. The project is expected to earn LEED Silver.

The Illuminating Engineering Society builds upon a century of excellence to create the premier lighting community dedicated to promoting the art and science of quality lighting to its members, allied professional organizations and the public. Its more than 8,000 members are manufacturers, lighting designers, architects, contractors, educators and those working in affiliated fields, all dedicated to improving the lighted environment.

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Posted July 5, 2012

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