Category: Energy Demand, Energy Efficiency
Commercial buildings spend nearly 25-30% of their energy on lighting. Replacing inefficient incandescent light bulbs with LEDs, fluorescent bulbs, or halogen bulbs have been proven to greatly reduce a building’s lighting demands. Upgrading lighting fixtures, motion controlled lighting, and daylight sensors can aid in increasing a building’s lighting efficiency.
- Saves money
- Better productivity from building occupants
- Less carbon emissions due to lower energy demand
- Large upfront cost
- Generates light bulb trash often before the lightbulb design life is over
Replacing lighting in outdated buildings can make a big difference in a campus’ energy demand.
Net SavingsMore Info
Varies on electricity cost, current bulb technology and the quality of upgrades.
Very AchievableMore Info
Many campus’ facilities already have been replacing burnt out bulbs with higher efficiency bulbs.
< 1 yearMore Info
Replacing every light bulb will take time.
Low / NoneMore Info
Once installed, current maintenance will suffice.
That's coolMore Info
Extremely low hanging fruit of sustainability. Campus users may notice, but won’t consider it a sustainable breakthrough for campus.