First the Indy Airport and now the University of Oregon? Seems like everybody’s hoping on the light bulb swapping train these days!
And why not! The University of Oregon is projected to save $98,000 each year by swapping out old florescent light bulbs for newer, more energy efficient bulbs. Starting in early 2012, approximately 33,000 energy inefficient light bulbs will be swapped out for their energy efficient counterparts. The plans call for crews to replace old T12 style fluorescent bulbs with newer T8 style lightbulbs, which are more energy efficient and provide more light than the former bulbs.
Not only with the University save a tremendous amount of money, but it will also save 1,600,000 kilowatt hours of energy usage a year. In more understandable terms, that is roughly equivalent to the energy usage of 150 residences a year. Now that’s a significant change!
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