Thursday, 28 April 2016

The Reid Library will receive an upgrade to all of its lighting on the ground-floor following a review by Campus Management engineers looking for ways to improve lighting efficiency and reduce energy use across campus buildings.

The ground-floor will be retrofitted with energy efficient light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs, which provide better quality light and use less power to generate the same level of lighting, therefore reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Originally fitted with ‘T5’ fluorescent fixtures, the new LED’s include motion sensors that will be connected and monitored by the Building Management System to ensure the lights operate only when required, resulting in further energy savings.

The expected savings as a result of the lighting retrofit is approximately 136 000 kWh per annum, (or approximately 6 per cent of the total Reid Library electricity use), 103 tonnes of CO2-e emissions and $27 000 in electricity costs (calculated based on the expected use of the library of 20 hours a day, 7 days a week during semester).

The replacement of these lights is part of a larger energy saving initiative that also includes the retrofitting of interior light fixtures with more energy efficient bulbs across campus. The University has embraced the opportunity to improve energy efficiency across its buildings to reduce electricity consumption and associated operating costs.


Campus Management — University Library