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Russ Hall Lighting Retrofit

Posted in: Sustainability

Image of exterior details of Russ Hall including the full name of the building, Edward Russ Hall, and the construction date, 1915.

This summer, one of our oldest buildings received a major lighting upgrade.

Russ Hall, built in 1915, had over 300 lighting fixtures upgraded from fluorescent to LED fixtures. The new fixtures will result in an energy savings of 132,606 kWh per year!

The project was managed by the office of Capital Planning & Project Management with the contractor Big Shine.

How these savings translate:

Graphic depicting the environmental impact of the lighting upgrades at Russ Hall: 132,606 kWh saved, 20 cars removed from the road, 112 acres of US forests required to remove CO2, 207,130 lbs of CO2 emissions removed.
Graphic courtesy of Big Shine.

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