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Energy Efficient Lighting
Simpkins Hall and Brophy Hall Gym
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Replacement of existing lights and fixtures with more energy efficient lights and fixtures.
Design: In House
Contractors: In House
Simpkins Hall: Spring 2013
Brophy Hall Gym: January 11, 2013
Simpkins Hall: $135,000
Brophy Hall Gym: $49,194
WIU Project Manager
Simpkins Hall: This project is an energy savings project that is being partially funded by a DCEO grant. The scope of work is to replace inefficient T12 lamps with more efficient T8.
Brophy Hall Gym: This project is being done to replace the existing dual lamp 400 watt metal halide lamps with more energy efficient T5HO fluorescent fixtures. This project is will reduce Brophy Hall's electrical usage by 38kW. This is a reeducation of the gym's electrical energy by almost half. T5 lamps also produce a higher quality of light, i.e., better color rendering and more consistent color temperature.
Project is slated to be done over winter break with in-house labor. The project is being partially funded by a DCEO grant that is paying $28,000 of the $50,000 project. Payback of the project is less than 2 years.