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The Beede Swim & Fitness Center is a first class natatorium serving the communities of Concord, Carlisle, and other nearby towns. Garcia, Galuska & DeSousa, Inc. was hired to design new lighting and control systems focusing on the pool area in an effort to reduce energy consumption and maintenance needs.
The pool area was previously lit almost entirely with large, indirect metal halide fixtures which were very inefficient and required costly annual maintenance in extremely difficult-to-reach mounting locations.
Garcia, Galuska &, DeSousa's design approach blended direct and indirect lighting provided by low profile linear LED fixtures in various distributions and intensities. The fixtures were discretely installed on the existing structure to allow for re-use of much of the existing electrical infrastructure and to maintain the clean aesthetic of the space. A new digital addressable lighting control system provides substantial energy reduction capabilities through a combination of daylight harvesting, occupancy sensing, and scheduled light level reductions.
The new lighting system has more than doubled the overall light levels in the space while reducing the electrical consumption by more than 75%. Additionally, the extremely long life of the LED source used by the fixtures virtually eliminates maintenance of the lighting for the next 25 years.