Interior lighting is a major component of the total energy expenditure in a building and the department is heavily reliant on the utilization of automated lighting systems and controls.
The department is committed to an interior lighting retrofit program to provide the campus buildings and facilities with the most energy efficient lighting technology. Our initiatives in this area include:
• The installation of occupancy sensors in restrooms, common areas, hallways, offices, and classrooms.
• The elimination of all T-12 fluorescent lamps and magnetic ballasts and conversion to T-8 fluorescent lamps with electronic ballasts.
• Elimination of incandescent lamp uses and purchases on campus.
• An ongoing program to install Light Emitting Dioxides (LED) lamps and compact fluorescent (CFL) lamps for improved energy savings and lighting quality.
• An ongoing program to implement daylight harvesting where applicable.
• An ongoing relamping program to consistently upgrade/update to latest lamp technology.
• The continuous research of innovative lighting system technologies.
Exterior lighting is a major component of the total energy expenditure on campus grounds. The department is committed to an exterior lighting retrofit program to provide the campus with the most energy efficient lighting technology while keeping campus grounds secured for all students, employees, and visitors. Our initiatives in this area include:
• The installation of LEDs and CFLs in pedestrian walkways (Ashe, Cox Plaza, Alumni Building parking lot).
• The retrofitting of over 20 exterior areas of campus from halogen lamps to LEDs and CFLs.
• The retrofitting of all campus parking garages to compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs).
• The installation of 2 standalone solar lamp systems.
• The recent lighting retrofits have resulted in an instant wattage reduction exceeding over 100,000 kWh and significant reduction rates are expected through our ongoing retrofit programs.