Thanks to an extensive lighting renovation project, new indoor ambient lighting is saving energy, improving the overall work environment, and enhancing aesthetics in the 381,000-square-foot Rose Building in Cleveland, the corporate headquarters of Medical Mutual of Ohio.
Eco Engineering LLC, a specialized provider of energy-efficient lighting services and upgrades, identified and implemented a customized lighting solution for Medical Mutual of Ohio using 2,600 high-performance volumetric Relight kits from Lithonia Lighting. Completed with no work disruption, the project is expected to decrease the building’s annual energy use for lighting by more than 50% — from 1.9 million kWh to about 906,000 million kWh.
The Relight kits were used to retrofit the deep-cell parabolic luminaires throughout the building’s interior. The 2’ x 4’ kits feature energy-efficient RT8R recessed lighting components that were installed into existing fixtures, eliminating the need to break the ceiling plane. The assemblies are expected to reduce electrical demand from the onset of installation, including a reduction in the air conditioning load because the new lighting generates less heat. Like the lighting usage forecast, the building’s total annual energy usage is also expected to decrease by more than 50% — from 2.5 million kWh to about 1.2 million kWh.
Don Green, director of facility services for Medical Mutual of Ohio, was confident in using retrofit kits from the start. “Lithonia Lighting Relight kits offered a cost-effective solution," he said. "We saved on labor because there was no need to rewire. The fast installation process also met our needs for minimal disruption to daily operations.”
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