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RJ Mastic- Ecosyste.ms

Wednesday, September 12, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Commercial Lighting Retrofit

Ecosyste.ms was contracted to assist the "BeadforLife” organization with increasing the efficiency of its building and operations.

After reviewing the wants, needs, and goals with Bead for Life staff, an in depth sustainability assessment identified the following areas that would yield the greatest benefit from improvement.

Lighting Retrofit and Use of Natural Light

  • Replaced (133) 2x2 T12 120 Watt lamps with 51 Watt 2x2 T8 fixtures
  • Replaced (20) - 65 Watt Incandescent lamps with 12.5 Watt LED fixtures
  • Replaced (15) - 50 Watt Halogen lamps with 7 Watt LED fixtures
  • Replaced (25) - 60 Watt 6 inch Recessed Cans with 10.5 LED fixtures

Use of Rebates

  • Estimated $8,500 in rebates from Xcel Energy for lighting projects
  • Estimated $4,000 in rebates from the City of Boulder
  • Use of rebate programs paid for 69% of overall investment

Results

  • Return on Investment dropped from 61 to 20 months for lighting retrofit
  • Estimated Annual Energy Savings of $3,198 dollars
  • Reduced energy consumption by over 1,200 Kilowatt hours annually

Testimonial: "Ecosyste.ms has been such a blessing to BeadforLife in our efforts to reduce our environmental footprint. As a small non-profit, we struggled with how to take on the huge task of looking at our baseline and areas for improvement. Ecosyste.ms has been working with us every step of the way by first completing an Sustainability Assessment Analysis and then continually following up with us and offering support and resources in moving forward to reduce, reuse and recycle. Our work with Ecosyste.ms has allowed us to quantify our efforts which have helped to engage our staff and we not only see changes in behaviors at work but also hear about positive environmental shifts at home."


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