CASE STUDY ONE:

Ansonia High School

Town of Ansonia Board of Education

HIGH SCHOOL

LIGHTING UPGRADE

In 2015, The Town of Ansonia Board of Education accepted a proposal to upgrade their lighting at the high school.  The proposal outlined energy savings as well as rebates and incentives from the utility company through the Energize CT program.  The energy efficient upgrade to the lighting system provided The Town of Ansonia with a turn-key solution to reducing energy costs along with maintenance costs associated with their existing lights.

In 2014, The Town of Ansonia High School had a total kWh usage of 1,644,400 for the entire year, see image below.  The installation of the new LED lights was complete by February 2015 and the town was able to see a reduction in energy usage as early as March 2015.  Looking back at 2014 for an accurate comparison, the town used 984,800 kWh between the months of March-September 2014.  After the LED lights were installed the Town of Ansonia used 720,000 kWh throughout those same months in 2015, March-September.  The installation of LED lights was able to reduce the energy usage by the high school by 24% just by changing their lighting.  In addition to the decreased energy usage, the Town of Ansonia was able to utilize the Energize CT program to help pay for a portion of their lighting project through rebates and incentives. 

CASE STUDY TWO:

Carey Manufacturing

Carey Manufacturing

LIGHTING UPGRADE

In 2015, Carey Manufacturing, an industrial facility in central Connecticut, accepted a proposal to upgrade the lighting and HVAC at their facility. The proposal outlined energy savings as well as rebates and incentives from the utility company through the Energize CT program. The energy efficient upgrade to the lighting system and HVAC system provided the industrial facility with a turn-key solution to reducing energy costs along with maintenance costs associated with their existing equipment.

We obtained electric bills for the month of January prior to the lighting and HVAC upgrade being installed and then again for the month on January after the upgrades were installed. The installation of LED lights and energy efficient Rooftop Units was able to reduce the energy bill by approximately $1,000 per month by upgrading their existing equipment. In addition to the decreased energy usage, Carey Manufacturing was able to utilize the Energize CT program to help pay for a portion of their lighting project through rebates and incentives. By combining lighting and HVAC they were able to take advantage of a comprehensive bonus offered through the utility. They received an incentive of $72,140.00 to reduce their project cost by 35%. The table below outlines the savings achieved by upgrading their lighting and HVAC equipment.

*The savings is expected to rise even more in the upcoming summer months when they start using their new energy efficient Rooftop Units when compared to last summer’s usage with the old equipment.

CASE STUDY THREE:

Supreme Lake Manufacturing

Supreme Lake Manufacturing

LIGHTING UPGRADE

In 2015, Supreme Lake Manufacturing, an industrial facility in central Connecticut, accepted a proposal to upgrade the lighting at their facility. The proposal outlined energy savings as well as rebates and incentives from the utility company through the Energize CT program. The energy efficient upgrade to the lighting system provided the industrial facility with a turn-key solution to reducing energy costs along with maintenance costs associated with their existing lights.

We obtained electric bills for the month of January prior to the LED lights being installed and then again for the month on January after the LED lights were installed. The installation of LED lights was able to reduce the energy usage by the industrial facility by 30% just by changing their lighting. In addition to the decreased energy usage, Supreme Lake Manufacturing was able to utilize the Energize CT program to help pay for a portion of their lighting project through rebates and incentives. They received an incentive of $30,841.54 to reduce their project cost by 38%. The table below outlines the savings achieved by upgrading the lighting to LED. 

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