Increased energy efficiency through sustainable lighting practices is of particular importance for Cline Library. The size and long hours of operation create a large demand for energy to satisfy lighting needs. During the fall of 2012 the library installed over 9,000 new T8 lamps and ballasts that are more energy efficient and last twice as long.
New Lighting Control System
The old system was failing, parts were no longer available, and it provided limited control over extremely large areas of the building. The lights were on in a majority of the building (225,000 square feet) up to 140 hours per week during the regular academic year.
The new system enables greater granularity for lighting controls, allowing the library to keep lights off in unused areas of the building, which should lead to reduced energy consumption.