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GE Lighting helps schools save

January 05, 2012
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CLEVELAND — Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (CVCC) recently called on GE Lighting, in conjunction with CCG Energy Solutions, to create a lighting equation that would result in better quality light and lower energy and life-cycle maintenance costs, according to a press release.

Part of a $2.6 million comprehensive energy project, the school''s campus underwent a lighting upgrade as well as mechanical upgrades with heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) controls and a new building automation system, the release stated.

"This will give us the opportunity to show our students, staff and community the most current techniques used for energy conservation," said Roscoe Schlachter, superintendent of CVCC.

"Our students commute to our campus, so parking lot safety and visibility are vitally important to us. GE’s proven experience in light-emitting diode (LED) technology allows us to optimize light rather than add more fixtures, which helps us cut costs, reduce risk and save energy," Schlachter added.

According to the release, some of the most notable changes to the campus are its 215,000-square-foot parking lot, walkways and long, winding driveway that now feature more evenly distributed white light, while minimizing energy consumption, disposal cost and light pollution.

The campus retrofit also included upgrades to the fluorescent lighting systems inside the buildings, including high-efficiency volumetric light fixtures in the drop ceilings, the release noted.

Click here to read the complete release.

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