Commercial Office Lighting
Lighting energy reduction of 67.5% for the same light output
After conducting an energy audit, Blue Green Engineering implemented an action plan to improve the energy efficiency of ‘Guru Labels’, a graphics design commercial office located in Tuggerah NSW.
The plan involved replacing existing lighting with energy efficient alternatives, which are described as follows:
• replacement of 2 x 36 watt fluorescent light fittings with light fittings that contained a single 36 watt fluorescent tube
• replacement of halogen down lights with with LED down lights
As a result, it was possible to achieve a significant reduction of 67.5% in the energy consumption for lighting. This translates into estimate savings of $2,000 per year.
In addition, the capital cost for the program was halved, because Blue Green Engineering was able to secure a 50% rebate from the Energy Efficiency for Small Business Program.
After the rebate, the payback period was approximately 2 years. For the next five years, the energy savings will exceed $10,000.
Finaly, the new lighting solution did not just reduce the energy consumption, but has also provided a crisp, modern look in the office.