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TBH Lighting Project (Completed)

Recent Project Updates

  • 7/2/2014

    Construction is underway.  The 3rd and 2nd floors are mostly complete. Unfortunately we’re finding that the sensor coverage is not quite as broad as the spec sheets say, so there’s been a change order for some additional devices.

  • 5/28/2014

    The Green revolving loan fund is committed to provide $32,000 of funding for the TBH project.  Please add a supplemental account on to the work order to fund up to $32,000 of the bill for the lighting retrofit.  The revolving loan account is MY862


Temple Hoyne Buell Hall (TBH), built in 1996, was constructed to allow natural light into most classroom, studio, and office spaces in the building.  The building has no automatic lighting controls, however. In order to reduce energy use associated with lighting and cooling within the building, occupancy sensors, daylight sensors, and lighting timers will be installed. LED fixtures will be installed in a small part of the building and LED exit signs will replace the incandescent and fluorescent exit signs.

These upgrades are estimated to reduce the electric use for lighting by approximately 30 percent in the controlled areas. Currently, TBH uses 1.7 million kWh of electricity annually. Lighting control would save an estimated 100,000 to 170,000 kWh annually, which would reduce electrical costs by around $7,500 to $12,700.

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Project Team

  • Primary Contact:

    Teresa Tousignant

    Project Leader:

    Gaines Hall

    Team Members:

    • Eva Sweeney
    • David Chasko


  • Proposed April 15, 2013
    Proposed by Teresa Tousignant
    Approved May 3, 2013
    Approved by Marika Nell
    Started June 28, 2013
    Started by Teresa Tousignant