Colorado State University and Binghamton University in New York will be upgrading their light fixtures, which will help to reduce the school’s carbon footprint. The schools’ will realized a combined estimated savings of $600,000 in annual energy costs by installing new efficient light fixtures.
A new memorial bridge connecting parts of New Hampshire to Maine is currently under construction, and the finished project will include energy-efficient lighting. The bridge will connect Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine, making commutes between the two cities and surrounding areas easier.
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).
By making upgrades to parking garage lighting, energy usage and maintenance costs can be significantly decreased. Since most parking garage lights are on for long periods of time (in most cases, 24 hours a day), older less efficient lighting can be upgraded to not only save energy and reduce maintenance costs.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification has encouraged building and business owners to become more energy efficient, and helps to reduce energy and maintenance costs. One way businesses are working toward the certification is by upgrading to more efficient lighting fixtures, which reduces a building’s overall energy consumption.
Efforts to become more energy efficient can start with an LED lighting upgrade. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) can produce cost-effective results and reduce energy consumption as well as carbon emissions. Furthermore, the lifespan of an LED is much longer than any other light bulb in the market and can last as long as 50,000 hours,