Burncoat High School in Worcester, MA, has been awarded a $248,849 grant to complete an LED upgrade. The award, according to the Worcester Patch, was one of 47 Green Communities Competitive Grants announced by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.
The grant will help replace interior lighting fixtures with LEDs and to install motion detectors, daylight sensors and digital timers. The story says that the intelligent LEDs will program to optimize lighting in the context of room usage and the amount of natural light available.
The project is expected to cut electrical use by 28 percent and save $37,000 annually. The project will be a case study for future municipal projects, the story says.
LED retrofits can result in tremendous savings and better lighting performance. These projects must be carefully undertaken, however.