Joe Quagliana, chief estimator for the Construction and Development Group, explained that Delaware North had a longstanding relationship with Philips and reached out to talk about creating the best lighting solution in a new corporate environment.
Philips Lightolier Calculite downlights are utilized throughout much of the building. They have discrete apertures that suit a wide breadth of application needs and are energy efficient. Philips Day-Brite SofTrace LED luminaires provide a clean and modern look and dramatically improved 95% efficiency levels. The Philips Controls allow for light level customization per the specific requirements of the space. This maximizes the use of daylight and saves on energy costs, while providing a more comfortable working environment for employees. “One of the things we wanted to do was control the light level,” said Quagliana. “Now, we have the ability to go from one hundred percent of the availability of light, down to fifty percent and then use the [natural] outside light.”
Through its partnership with Philips Lighting, Delaware North created a sustainable, resource-efficient office environment, which helped earned the building its LEED certification. The installation enhanced the building’s progressive aesthetic, and achieved significant cost savings—all while helping revitalize downtown Buffalo. The new headquarters now reflects the same caliber of environment that Delaware North brings to its customers.