Bright College Years: Moravian College improves the efficiency of its athletic facility.: When Moravian Colleg...

Bright College Years: Moravian College improves the efficiency of its athletic facility.: When Moravian Colleg...

When Moravian College tapped Petrucci and Cerminara as the design-build lead and architect of record for its new fitness center, it was a foregone conclusion that the 10,000-square-foot campus addition would contain the most efficient lighting. With available funding, the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, school also decided to retrofit the adjacent Athletics and Recreation Center (ARC) to meet similar standards. Slide Show Photo © Barry Halkin Photography\Lutron Electronics ----- Advertising ----- The ARC, which comprises buildings from 1952 and 1991, needed the help. “The recreation and athletic gyms had HID [high-intensity discharge] lighting, and the foot-candles were very inconsistent,” says Bill Marushak, who is responsible for the education vertical market for Lutron. He also notes, “Someone would come in at 6 in the morning and hit the switch, and the HIDs would warm up for...

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