University of Minnesota Exceeds Expectations, Achieves 90% Energy Savings with LED Parking Garage Lighting Conversion

One of the nation’s largest schools serving over 60,000 students, the University of Minnesota (U of M) is upgrading the lighting at all 18 parking ramps and garages on its Minneapolis campus. In the Northrop Auditorium Garage, a small 24,000 square foot facility with 75 parking spots, U of M replaced low-wattage high-pressure sodium fixtures Read more about University of Minnesota Exceeds Expectations, Achieves 90% Energy Savings with LED Parking Garage Lighting Conversion[…]

Howard Hughes Corporation Saves 75% (500,000 kWh) With LED Lighting Upgrade

The Howard Hughes Corporation upgraded the lighting for the parking structure at the Ward Centers in Honolulu, Hawaii. Currently, the Ward Centers is occupied by 130 national retailers, local shops and restaurants in five shopping districts. The Ward Centers parking structure is seven stories high, and encompasses nearly 300,000 square feet and houses over 800 Read more about Howard Hughes Corporation Saves 75% (500,000 kWh) With LED Lighting Upgrade[…]

Restoring Detroit’s Street Lighting System

  The City of Detroit is undertaking a comprehensive restoration of its street lighting system that includes transitioning the existing high-pressure sodium (HPS) sources to light-emitting diode (LED). Detroit’s well-publicized financial difficulties over the last several years have added many hurdles and constraints to this process. Strategies to overcome these issues have largely been successful, Read more about Restoring Detroit’s Street Lighting System[…]

The Benefits of Quality Lighting in Parking Garages Are Too Obvious to Ignore

They’re not the most glamorous piece of infrastructure, unlike the bridges, airports and schools that get most of the public and political attention. But their 24/7 operation and sheer volume make parking garages low hanging fruit for huge energy savings. While there is no official number of parking garages in the U.S., the International Parking Read more about The Benefits of Quality Lighting in Parking Garages Are Too Obvious to Ignore[…]

LED Replacement Fixtures Yield $135K Annual Savings and 1.3M Kilowatt Hours

One and Two Potomac Yard, both LEED Platinum certified for Existing Buildings, are well known in the Washington Metropolitan area for their sustainability and green building practices.  Property management and ownership, Cassidy Turley and USAA Real Estate respectively, continue to push for sustainability and energy reduction to reduce operating expenses and add value to the Read more about LED Replacement Fixtures Yield $135K Annual Savings and 1.3M Kilowatt Hours[…]

Investing in Their Future: Portland’s Purchase and Conversion of an LED Street Lighting System

The City of Portland, Oregon is midway through the process of converting its street lighting system from the previous generation high-pressure sodium (HPS) to modern light-emitting diode (LED) technology. In getting to this point, the City purchased a large portion of its street lighting system and encountered a range of issues among the stakeholders, some Read more about Investing in Their Future: Portland’s Purchase and Conversion of an LED Street Lighting System[…]

Reconstructed Bridge in Minneapolis Shines Bright with LED Lighting

This report describes the process and results of a demonstration of solid-state lighting (SSL) technology conducted in 2009 at the recently reconstructed I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, MN. The project was supported under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting GATEWAY Technology Demonstration Program. Other participants in the demonstration project included the Minnesota Department of Read more about Reconstructed Bridge in Minneapolis Shines Bright with LED Lighting[…]

LED Provides Effective and Efficient Parking Area Lighting at the NAVFAC Engineering Service Center

Investigating ways to reduce energy consumption and costs, the Navy’s Technology Validation (Techval) Program with support from the Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program, sought to demonstrate the new LED technology for parking areas. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Engineering Service Center (NAVFAC ESC) Headquarters was selected as their first LED demonstration. Read the Read more about LED Provides Effective and Efficient Parking Area Lighting at the NAVFAC Engineering Service Center[…]

KCMO Demonstration Project Measures Results of Upgrading HID Lights to LED

This report documents a study of nine different light-emitting diode (LED) street lighting products installed in February 2011 as replacements for incumbent high-pressure sodium (HPS) luminaires in the city of Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO). The subject lighting investigation was undertaken by the city as part of a continued focus on improving street safety that had Read more about KCMO Demonstration Project Measures Results of Upgrading HID Lights to LED[…]

Study Shows the Viability of LED to Replace Low-Bay Metal Halide Lighting

The LED Low-Bay Garage Lighting Demonstration project studied the applicability of low-bay LED fixtures in a parking-garage installation. Low-bay metal halide (MH) fixtures were replaced with new low-bay LED fixtures in a parking garage located in South San Francisco. Light quality and intensity, and electrical power measurements were taken. Economic costs were then estimated, and Read more about Study Shows the Viability of LED to Replace Low-Bay Metal Halide Lighting[…]

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