Concord Hospital: Saving Energy While Simultaneously Reducing Costs

Summary Concord Hospital suffered from a lack of steam capacity, aged equipment, inefficient energy and operations, and increased energy costs. Concord realized $678,976 in guaranteed annual energy savings and reduced its energy usage from 284.2 kBtu/ft2/year to 211.8 kBtu/ft2/year. The Problem In 2009, Concord Hospital’s current facilities director came on board and realized a lack Read more about Concord Hospital: Saving Energy While Simultaneously Reducing Costs[…]

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[…]

School District Benefits From Energy Efficient LED Upgrades in Schools Across the District

The Sumner School District, located between Tacoma and Mount Rainier, has been upgrading their facilities to be more energy efficient. Since 2009, Jay Donnaway of Sound Environmental Consulting has been employed as a Resource Conservation Manager (RCM) by the district plus a few other public entities. To lower the cost of frequent lamp replacement in Read more about School District Benefits From Energy Efficient LED Upgrades in Schools Across the District[…]

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[…]

Big Boy Converts to LED Lighting as Part of an Overall Efficiency Upgrade

Home of the Original Double Decker – a famous Big Boy restaurant required some energy efficiency upgrades. Property owners, Joe Diequez and Jonathan Marsh, were looking for an innovative way to finance building improvements and replace inefficient cooking equipment. Like many small business owners, they were looking for a long-term financing solution that would ensure Read more about Big Boy Converts to LED Lighting as Part of an Overall Efficiency Upgrade[…]

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[…]

Regency Centers Saves 88% with LED Parking Lot Lighting Upgrade

Regency Centers is a national owner, operator, and developer of neighborhood and community shopping centers with over 300 properties throughout the United States. Regency Centers recently upgraded the parking lot lighting at Rona Plaza in Santa Ana, California. Rona Plaza is a grocery-anchored shopping center with 52,000 square-feet of gross lettable area and 250 parking Read more about Regency Centers Saves 88% with LED Parking Lot Lighting Upgrade[…]

University of California San Francisco Saves 88% with Adaptive LED Parking Lot Lighting

In 2012, UC San Francisco launched a pilot demonstration of energy-efficient lighting on the top level of its two-tier parking garage at 2340 Post Street. That level of the parking structure had lacked lighting for some time, but a sharp increase in use prompted some calls expressing safety concerns. More light was clearly needed, but Read more about University of California San Francisco Saves 88% with Adaptive LED Parking Lot Lighting[…]

Case Study: Casino Parking Structures

The second largest gaming company in the world by revenue, MGM Resorts International (MGM) has recently installed energy efficient parking area lighting and controls at 65% of its U.S. facilities. With 20 U.S. facilities in NV, MI, and MS, MGM lighting projects have covered more than 8 million square feet of parking area. By replacing more Read more about Case Study: Casino Parking Structures[…]