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Over 500 Anolis power-saving LED lights have been installed in GCCEC

Posted on 19 June, 2013

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) has continued its investment in energy efficient lighting upgrades and solutions by installing more than 500 Anolis power-saving full colour spectrum LED fixtures throughout the venue’s foyer and corridor areas.

The Centre’s decision to invest in the latest Anolis Lighting fixture solutions for the second stage of lighting upgrades comes after the successful stage one supply of Anolis LED Lighting fixtures to the common foyer and function areas of the Centre by the ULA Group.

Incorporating new mood lighting schemes for the venue, ULA’s Architectural lighting specialist Blair Terrace worked closely with the Centre’s Audio Visual  manager to deliver the most advanced LED lighting solutions. As part of the careful consideration, the solution had to be both functional and adaptive to the demands of the high ceiling foyer space and meet client requirements, while also working with existing lighting structures to produce correct lux levels and energy ratings which must be adhered to. The agreed perfect choice that ticked all of these boxes was the ArcSource 24MC (21deg) multichip fixture with AR1-11 housing. Additional ArcLine 20&40MC fixtures were installed on the opposite walls in the same area to compliment the mood lighting in the foyer.

Anolis ArcSource 3 & ArcSource 6 RGB fixtures were chosen to be the best fittings to be installed at the other end of the foyer and throughout the corridors of the venue. An impressive 350 pieces of these fixtures were installed throughout the venue, creating an vibrant atmosphere, not only for the visitors to the convention centre, but also providing a beautiful glow to the venue which is seen through its floor to ceiling glass walls from a considerable distance away.

Anolis ArcPower drivers are used to control all the new Anolis lighting fixtures throughout the venue, which allows for the flexibility to provide event planners with the lighting they need, without affecting set-up times.

Blair Terrace from ULA Group said, "We were excited that Anolis was the brand of choice for the second stage of this project as it follows on and perfectly fits with the other stages we upgraded previously.”

One of the first meeting facilities in Australia to achieve internationally recognised EarthCheck Silver Certification, GCCEC has undertaken extensive action to reduce waste and consumption of resources including power usage in efforts to battle rising costs. Stage one lighting upgrades saw the installation of external and stair tread LED lights cut electricity usage from 18W to 3W per unit. Additionally, the replacement of all external lights to more efficient models resulted in a dramatic reduction in electricity usage from 85W to 48W.

GCCEC’s General Manager Adrienne Readings said that the Centre is committed to operating at the world’s highest environmental standards.

“We have implemented many initiatives to reduce costs and lower our carbon footprint but we are always looking for ways to enhance our operational practices and this includes partnering with clients and suppliers to ensure sustainability is achieved through positive choices and practices.”

In 2013, the Centre will be eligible for Gold status indicating five years of continual commitment to sustainable benchmark operations and certification with EarthCheck.

Cuono Biviano, Managing Director of ULA Group said, "I would like to congratulate the team at the GCCEC for receiving this prestigious EarthCheck Silver Certification and choosing Anolis as their LED Lighting solution provider.

“Anolis prides itself as a world leader in advanced LED Lighting technology and the most energy efficient product solution in its class. The end result at GCCEC is visually very spectacular and proves that you can paint with light and create an amazing atmosphere no matter the requirement."


What Our Clients Say

I have conducted two major formal dinners at GCCEC for approx 700 people each time, the more recent of these being held in March 2015. I am completely satisfied with all aspects of working with GCCEC and their performance in presenting our function. They were completely professional and were willing to do things exactly the way I wanted them done, even meeting some unusual requirements. When I requested to make layout changes only hours before the dinner the request was accommodated immediately and with professional ease. The dinner was an alternate drop three course full service meal with drinks package, and it was without a doubt the best formal dinner I have ever attended. I have managed many similar dinners in the past but this dinner achieved by far the best result, it was the easiest to organise and to then manage on the night. Our GCCEC functions manager was a competent and willing professional who achieved an absolutely flawless event. I am still trying to understand how the catering staff were able to prepare almost 700 perfectly cooked and presented meals and get them to the tables whilst still hot. An excellent event perfectly presented by cheerful and competent professional staff.

Bruce Schmidtchen
Chairman, 5RAR Assoc Inc 50th Anniversary Reunion Committee

We have held our major event, the Conference of Major Superannuation Funds (CMSF), at the GCCEC on six occasions since it opened in 2004. Through holding our event at the GCCEC we have established a terrific relationship with the venue. Each and every staff member works tirelessly to ensure that our event is run to the highest calibre. Any task, no matter how little or large is undertaken to ensure our expectations are met and our event is delivered successfully.

AIST Events Team

It’s the small things that make such a big difference. My organisation has held its conference annually at GCCEC since 2008, during which I’ve experienced unparalleled service. I continue to be amazed by the dedication, friendliness and professionalism of all staff – be it sales and event management to back of house and floor staff. They know my event inside and out, making the experience seamless. I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every conference I’ve held here!

Marika MacKenzie
Communications Manager, Optometry Queensland Northern Territory

You guys did it again! It is such a pleasure to work with a dedicated, proactive and friendly team. Your can-do attitude, your attention to detail and your willingness to try something new all help to make our lives easier and to keep our event fresh and interesting. Once again, the food was superb and the level of service provided by everyone at the centre was exceptional.

Julie Hood
Director Events Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association

There is no doubt that next time we need to be ‘creative’ on the Gold Coast; the GCCEC is the only venue we’d choose. No matter how difficult or unusual our demands prior to the event, nothing proved impossible for you and during the conference your professionalism and attention to detail ensured that everything ran without a hitch enabling us to focus properly on the job in hand. Last, but not least, the catering was superb!

Greg O’Neil
General Manager - Rural Merchandise CRT Rural Supplies