Nearly 2,500 lamps and 800 ballasts in
four buildings were retrofitted with energy-efficient lamps and
electronic ballasts. The project has reduced the school's electrical
demand by nearly 55 kilowatts and the annual kilowatt consumption by
translates into an annual monetary savings of nearly $12,000, which
helps immensely in curbing rising utility costs that directly affect
educational costs. The annual savings benefit from this project
helps relieve stress on the operating budget, which in turn will
allow more funds to go toward educational programs that directly
benefit the students.
In addition to energy efficiency and
monetary savings comes an added bonus of a 10 percent to 15 percent
improvement in light levels with better color rendition.
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A project like this also has a
significant environmental impact. The total annual savings of
194,558 kilowatt-hours translates into the equivalent of 156 tons of
coal or 424 barrels of oil saved.
The Illinois Clean Energy Community
Foundation's support of energy-efficient technologies that can
decrease environmental pollution and reduce energy costs for
Illinois consumers is deeply appreciated.
Christian College and Seminary news release]