The number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to more than double from 46 million in 2016 to over 98 million by 2060, and the 65-and-older age group’s share of the total population will rise to nearly 24 percent from 15 percent. This aging population creates a growing demand for compassionate care options for seniors including independent living, rehab/transitional care, assisted living, memory care, and nursing home care.
Proper lighting in facilities that care for seniors is essential. Leveraging a lighting system with advanced control capabilities can improve the facility as well as the health and wellbeing of seniors in a number of ways. Some advantages include mapping lighting to nature’s circadian rhythm to improve resident sleep/awake cycles; tailoring light levels to specific resident and staff activities for comfort and productivity; increasing safety; and much more--all while reducing energy consumption.
Guest experience is everything in the hotel industry and every touchpoint counts. From checking in at the front desk to walking through a common area, or riding the elevator to a guest room floor and taking in the view from the room, the experience is critical. The complete stay experience or even one individual touchpoint can affect how a guest feels about the hotel brand and whether they believe it has delivered on its well-communicated brand promise.
Driving in a 24-hour car race surely tests a driver’s fortitude. These day and night racing events are grueling. Weather is unpredictable and the pace of the cars can exceed over 200 mph. When darkness comes, the drivers don’t slow down—they continue to rocket through the track.
A major medical center in Lincoln, Nebraska with facilities totaling approximately 3 million square feet across two campuses, recently upgraded its lighting system as part of a remodeling project. In addition to the common requirements of reducing energy usage and the related operating expenses, the facilities staff required a centrally-managed and forward-thinking system that could support a wide range of environments including patient care rooms, diagnostics labs, office space and more. In addition, the medical center staff was concerned about the direct impact the lighting system could have on patient care and comfort, as well as staff productivity and ease of use.
World-class athletic competitions held at night are pretty unusual. Once the sun slips beyond the horizon, the athlete’s performance curves slip -- a consequence of evolution. What are athletes supposed to do? They have to compete at their highest levels at the very time when their bodies are preparing for a night of slumber.
LED lighting has come a long way from its initial days. Today it is combined with digital lighting controls to create smart lighting solutions that dramatically save on energy consumption and the related operating costs. But in addition to these savings, organizations deploying smart lighting solutions are achieving impressive results in other ways. Let’s take a look at a few examples.
Providing children a quality education is a national priority. Curriculum, school culture, teacher effectiveness, and test scores have long been used as measurements for school success and student performance.
A large manufacturer with over 1.3 million square feet of space uses a signiﬁcant amount of power every day. During peak periods when energy usage was high, the local area was experiencing brownouts and the local utility company approached the manufacturer with incentives to reduce their hours of operation during these times as a means of avoiding a brownout situation.
Have you ever heard the phrase “small things make a big difference”? When working day-to-day, our focus is typically on the bigger picture and often the little things are overlooked. Sometimes small adjustments can make a big impact in cost savings, productivity, and tenant satisfaction.