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Current, Powered by GE, Partnering on Nord Family Greenway Project

Date Released: 29 September 2016

Current, powered by GE, is lighting the way toward the future in University Circle through a generous donation of its state-of-the-art lighting controls system, LightGrid. In May, Case Western Reserve and the Cleveland Museum of Art announced an innovative landscape project, the Nord Family Greenway, to connect CWRU’s main campus to its West Campus, which includes the Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center. It is here that Current’s technology will be utilized.

LightGrid™ is a unique technology that allows for remote operation and monitoring of all lighting fixtures through a Web-enabled central management system. Current’s donation will provide efficient and well-designed lighting for the Nord Family Greenway and surrounding area. Additionally, this innovative technology will provide opportunities for faculty and students to conduct research associated with the monitoring and usage of the lighting systems. As a "living laboratory", the technology's implementation will allow students to employ knowledge from the classroom in an application at the leading edge of the light and energy management industry.

Stretching from the Tinkham Veale University Center through to East 101st Street, the Nord Family Greenway will include an event lawn, an amphitheater with sloped grass steps, a paved walkway and a cantilevered bridge and overlook of Doan Brook. The 430,000-square-foot commons, designed by Sasaki Associates, exemplifies the ideals of connection and community central to Case Western Reserve’s 2015 master plan.