Soon after PNC Plaza Property Manager Rick Aronhalt took over as manager of the 358,000 sq. /ft., 23 story office building, he recognized an opportunity for improvement. He knew the value and benefits efficient lighting could bring to the management company, the tenants, and the environment while increasing overall property value. The CFLs currently installed reduced energy cost over incandescent bulbs; however LED lighting could provide an even greater benefit to the company.
“The conversion from T-8 fluorescent bulbs to LED bulbs has allowed us to cut our electric consumption for lighting by nearly 60% without any out of pocket money from the owner. As a result the owner received a nearly $60,000 rebate from AEP. The project is a win, win, win for the owner, tenants and the environment.”