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Aug 13, 2018

StandardJohnson GEO Centre is a geological interpretation centre in Newfoundland in which 85% of the building is underground. This means that there is no natural light to highlight the geological exhibits within the centre. A large, glass-encased entry, standing 2.5 storeys high, is the only part of the building above ground, leaving approximately 85% of the building’s 2,970 square metres (33,600 square feet) of floor space underground.

The facility opened in 2002 after four years of research, planning, design, and construction. Recently, the facility decided to upgrade its lighting system. Lighting experts from Standard suggested a solution that would enhance the existing lighting and save energy by updating the traditional lighting technology with LED equivalents:

• incandescent lamps and CFLs were replaced with LED PAR30, MR16 , PL and Omni lamps

• fluorescent T12s were replaced with LED T8 and T8 Safety Max lamps

The administrators of the facility were happy with the recommendations, which took into consideration their need for a seamless change of light level and the installation an energy efficient system.
The interpretive panels are as visible as before: the level of lighting is the same as before the update. However, there are now fewer fixtures. The visitor’s experience in the centre remains unchanged, while maintenance costs and energy consumption have been reduced.

Photo credits: Standard. This article was first published online by Standard: http://www.standardpro.com/wp-content/uploads/Success-Story_Geo-Centre_EN.pdf
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Total Electrical Solutions was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Herrington in Quispamsis, on the outskirts of Saint John, New Brunswick. Since 2013 Jeremy has steadily grown Total Electrical Solutions in the residential, commercial and construction sectors. The growth is primarily the result of Jeremy’s customer first philosophy, plus his over 20 years of industry experience.

Jeremy grew up learning about the industry from his father who was an electrical contractor. Jeremy spent his early years helping and watching his father as a contractor and business owner. After high school Jeremy was, like many, not wholly aware of the course he wished to take and so he began an electrical apprenticeship at his father’s company.

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