Fall 2017 Semesterly Report Submitted to the Student Sustainability Committee (SSC)
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Key Objective: 15. Lighting Retrofit Project Completion
Replace T12 lighting fixtures with T8 (or T5) fixtures and electronic ballasts, including in smaller campus buildings. Replace other lighting fixtures (besides T12).
Create a plan for completing the remainder of the lighting retrofits by May 2012.
"The campus is in the process of retrofitting older T12 fluorescent lighting fixtures by replacing them with more energy-efficient T8 (or T5) fixtures and electronic ballasts. The lighting retrofit proposed in the SAIC report would reduce campus energy consumption by ~1.6 percent; a very small amount of this is due to the use of occupancy sensors and day lighting controls. Extending this retrofit to smaller campus buildings, replacing other lighting fixtures (besides T-12s), and a wide deployment of both occupancy and daylight sensors (which can reduce lighting use by 20 percent to 80 percent depending on location) should be able to provide significantly more energy savings than predicted in the SAIC report. The campus target for lighting is 2 percent."
As part of the Lighting Retrofit #5, 862 T-12 fixtures in the Printing and Photographic Services Building were replaced with more energy-efficient T-8 fixtures. This switch will incur an Annual kWh Savings of 151,916 hours.