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William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower portico illuminates for first time in 30 years with osram’s sylvania lighting solutions.

April 02, 2018 08:53 AM Eastern Daylight Time

WILMINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Osram, a global high-tech lighting company. Seems they announced a series of projects to install new energy-efficient lighting systems in government buildings throughout the state of Tennessee.  Best part it’s including many of the state’s largest, most recognizable and historic offices and agency sites. In addition and partnering with Osram’s Sylvania Lighting Solutions, the state of Tennessee anticipates reducing lighting consumption by 60 percent to 80 percent.  Greatest thing folks is that they are lowering some of the state’s individual building energy and electric bills by up to 28 percent. In a building with no central energy plant, lighting can account for up to 40 percent of the building’s electric!

The first of the eight projects, the William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower in Nashville.  It is already underway and expects to be complete in June. Also, the Tennessee Tower is the largest publicly owned building.

The Tower comes with 30 floors and more than 2,100 occupants. In addition it is typically set at 30 percent of light output capacity. So cool, the new lighting control system will give flexibility for tenants’ light level needs. Additionally, the system will use daylight harvesting and occupancy sensors, providing even more savings as the lighting will dim as when natural light is available, and dim to 5 percent when the sensors detect that a room unoccupied.

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Most noteworthy, the Tennessee Tower project includes 10,200 new LED fixtures and 1,300 LED retrofits. This work will create a shortened, modern look. It’ll also will give a work zone that can be adjusted for the current use of the space. Thereby, providing great flexibility for tenant changes. Additionally, the building’s portico, which has been dark for more than 30 years, will once again be illuminated. This will showcase the grandeur of the building’s Travertine marble structure. This is a staple in the city’s skyline.

In addition, this team of designers and engineers at Osram Sylvania Lighting Solutions is working closely with the Capital Projects Group. That’s in the Tennessee Real Estate Management (STREAM) division.  In addition, particularly in the state’s historic buildings such as the Supreme Court.  This is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Also, the Tennessee Tower lighting installation is one of many modernization projects the state is undergoing.  Furthermore, they are working to update its facilities and save taxpayers money. In addition, other Osram-led projects include:

Osram Sylvania Lighting Solutions, Green LightingTennessee Supreme Court in Nashville

Volunteer Training Site in Smyrna, the Command for Tennessee National Guard military training, updated with solar parking canopies at three sites on the post.

The Major General Hugh B. Mott Tennessee National Guard Headquarters in Nashville. It’s a four-story, 129,000+ square foot concrete frame building. Now it has upgraded and expanded office space for the Tennessee Army National Guard and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. They updated with two variable speed drives to control water pumps. Thereby allowing the facility manager to control pump speed. Clearly which will reduce water consumption and electrical cost.

• National Guard Readiness Centers in Erwin, Jackson and Henderson, which do working and technical functions to make sure combat readiness. So it’s seems they retrofitted with new LED technology at all three sites.

• Tennessee Department of Correction/Turney Industrial Complex is a medium-security prison and rehabilitation facility. It updated with an LED lighting retrofit.

• The Tennessee Fire Services and Codes Enforcement Academy in Bell Buckle is a new statewide education and training facility.  They will be upgrading to new LED fixtures, advanced lighting controls including power metering.

• East Tennessee Regional Health Office in Knoxville, which promotes the health and prosperity of the people of Tennessee.  They will receive new LED lighting fixtures with fire shields. Also, they get local lighting controls and a new power meter by which energy usage can be monitored remotely.

In conclusion, Osram’s Sylvania Lighting Solutions is setting new standards for innovation. Both in professional lighting for a sustainable and energy-efficient world. Finally, for more information, please visit


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