Indiana University announced the Student Sustainability Council’s first University Lighting upgrades project funded by its Sustainability Fund, which was created from student donations. Motion-sensing, energy efficient lighting in one of the campus’ stairwells will be installed, the university said. Ballantine Hall will receive the lighting upgrades in an effort to promote campus-wide energy efficiency through the student fund.
Ware County School District in Ware County, Georgia, will be installing light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to help the district save millions over the course of the next several years on energy and maintenance costs. The school district is partnering with a technology firm to retrofit and install 24,000 LEDs in 10 school buildings
The University of Louisville in Kentucky made several upgrades to the school’s campus lighting in an effort to reduce energy usage and costs. Nearly 170,000 energy efficient lights have been installed to help the school reduce energy consumption by 14 percent and save more than $915,000 in annual energy costs.
The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago announced it would be improving its lighting in order to make the large and popular aquarium more energy efficient. Shedd will be the first clean energy-powered aquarium in the country. The lighting upgrade will save about 10 million kilowatt-hours annually, enough to power 750 houses.
The New York State University at Albany recently invested in a new energy efficient lighting project. The project matches the “Build Smart NY” initiative created by Governor Andrew Cuomo, which aims to make state buildings 20 percent more energy efficient over the next seven years. The college will save about $704,000 annually …
Ridgway Colorado’s elementary school is upgrading its lighting to energy efficient lighting in one of their classrooms. School experts said the school will save money on electric costs as a result of the new installation. A meter will measure how much electricity is being used in the classroom, the article stated. The cost of power and carbon emissions will also be measured to help the school track its savings.
Installing energy efficient lighting fixtures including light-emitting diodes (LEDs) can not only help universities reduce their energy usage and costs, but the lighting solutions can improve student safety, especially those walking around campus at night. Many schools across the country have already upgraded to energy efficient lighting and many more are considering doing so.
A project to upgrade Duke University street lights will cut the school’s energy usage by replacing outdoor light bulbs with new, energy efficient LEDs. According to Duke Today, the year-long project will involve the replacement of existing outdoor light bulbs with new, energy efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs).