The Grandview Heights Public Library is implementing lighting upgrades throughout the building to reduce energy costs, reduce labor, and improve lighting quality.
The library will save in energy, operating, and maintenance costs, as outlined in a report prepared by Dynamix Engineering Services. Additionally, the quality of lighting throughout the library will be improved for patrons.
Replacement bulbs for existing lighting fixtures will soon become unavailable. The majority of existing fluorescent bulbs will be replaced with high-efficiency LED bulbs. These bulbs will need to replaced only once every 10 years, significantly reducing maintenance costs.
Investing in these energy conservation measures will provide a significant return on investment for the community. Over 10 years, the library expects to save approximately $220,000: $107,000 in energy costs and 113,000 in labor and maintenance. Nearly all current lighting fixtures will be retained.
The $140,000 project is also eligible for $9,000 in energy rebates that will expire soon. This brings the net cost of the project to approximately $131,000, using money already budgeted in the library’s building fund.
The project is expected to be completed by October 2016, with the work conducted by Dynamix Engineering Services.